Veteran rocker Roger Daltrey is to receive a Gold Badge award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for his contribution to musical entertainment.

Best known as lead vocalist in British band The Who, Daltrey launched a solo career in 1973 as well as appearing in films such as COLD JUSTICE and BUDDY'S SONG.

The prestigious award ceremony takes places in London at the end of the month (26OCT05) and will see Daltrey's name added to a roll of honour including DAME Shirley Bassey, SIR Cliff Richard and Midge Ure.