Certified Rose

Album: As Long As I Have You (2018)
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  • In 1968 Roger Daltrey met his second wife, Heather Taylor, a tall, willowy American model. They married three years later, and had three children. Their first child, Rosie Lea was born in 1972. Daltrey wrote this tender ballad about watching his daughter growing up.
  • Originally considered for The Who, this is one of two new original compositions recorded by Daltrey for his 2018 As Long As I Have You album. He told The Sun that he originally had Rod Stewart in mind to record the song. However, he woke up one day while recording the record, and "could hear Certified Rose as a soul song. I just needed to add the right ingredients and change the bridge."
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