Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

Musician, composer, musical arranger, author
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Pete Townshend

Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is co-founder, leader, principal songwriter, guitarist and secondary lead vocalist of the Who, one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
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Guitarist/Songwriter of the Who
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Date of birth
19 May 1945
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Chiswick, London, England, United Kingdom
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76
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Guitarist, Musician, singer-songwriter, composer, musical arranger, author
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6' (183 cm)
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$105,000,000 USD
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Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theatre.
  • The Who were voted the 29th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
  • The TV series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000) and its spin-offs "CSI: Miami" (2002) and "CSI: NY" (2004) all use songs by Townshend/The Who as their theme songs: "Who are you", "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Baba O'Riley".
  • Best known solo albums include 'Empty Glass' (1980), 'All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes' (1982), and 'White City - a Novel' (1985).
  • Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for Life Achievement in 1983.
  • His daughter Emma sang on his 1985 song "Face the Face", the first single off his "White City" album. She also appeared in the video.

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