Girlfriend & Muse

Heather Theresa Daltrey (née Taylor) [??.06.47]

I had a crush on him and you could say he was my first romantic entanglement. We had a little romance and we were crazy about each other, although it was quite comical as he was 5ft 1in and I’m 6ft. I even ran his fan club, opening all these letters from adoring girls. Eventually we went our different ways but we always stayed great friends. He was a very sweet boy.” - on her relationship with Davy Jones.

Heather was my second visitor, and she made a splash in the drab, prewar maternity ward, gliding in wearing full Edwardian regalia. Her floor-lenght orange velvet cloak shimmered and billowed along with her elegant gait. She wore an antique jeweled band around her sumptuous flowing red hair. Victorian lace and tiny embroidered red roses peeked up through the rouched collar of her cape. Heather always looked like a John Waterhouse pre-Raphaelite princess. She said she was off to a party, but she always dressed that way.” - Catherine James.

We lived together for four years before Heather decided that she’d like to have children. I wanted to do the right thing again by marrying her, but at the same time I still felt that I had so much more living to do. So I was honest and said, ‘Look, I’m in a rock band, I’ve got loads of other girlfriends and I’m not going to give any of them up. If you can put up with that, I’ll happily get married.’ Incredibly, she said yes. So much importance is put on the sexual side of a relationship and the ability to be faithful. Heather and I will be together for ever - no one else will ever get the key to my heart, but that’s not to say I won’t ever walk into a room and feel an instant attraction to someone else. But our marriage would survive, as it would if Heather was to have a daliance. Over the past 35 years we’ve developed something a lot deeper than that - we get on fantastically well and she is the most extraordinary woman I know.” - Roger Daltrey.