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Pete Townshend

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and author, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group The Who, as well as for his own solo career. His career with The Who spans more than forty years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 60s and 70s, and, according to Eddie Vedder, "possibly the greatest live band ever." Townshend is the primary songwriter for The Who, having written well over one hundred songs for the band's eleven studio albums, including concept albums and the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, plus popular rock and roll radio staples like Who's Next, and dozens more that appeared as non-album singles, bonus tracks on reissues, and tracks on rarities compilations like Odds & Sods. He has also written over one hundred songs that have appeared on his solo albums, as well as radio jingles and television theme songs. Although known primarily as a guitarist, he also plays other instruments such as keyboards, banjo, accordion, synthesiser, bass guitar and drums, on his own solo albums, several Who albums, and as a guest contributor to a wide array of other artists' recordings. Townshend has never had formal lessons in any of the instruments he plays. Townshend has also been a contributor and author of newspaper and magazine articles, book reviews, essays, books, and scripts, as well as collaborating as a lyricist (and composer) for many other musical acts. Townshend was ranked #3 in Dave Marsh's list of Best Guitarists in The New Book of Rock Lists, #10 in's list of the top fifty guitarists, and #50 in Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list: 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Townshend was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Who in 1990. Description above from the Wikipedia article Pete Townshend, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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May 19, 1945 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Carousella 1966-12-31
Latest Project:
Movie The Who: Live in Hyde Park 2015-10-07
Known For
Poster of Jimi Hendrix
Poster of Heads
Movie The Who: Live in Hyde Park Himself - guitarist, vocals 2015-10-07
Movie Jean-Michel Jarre: The Rise of Electronic Music Himself 2015-09-19
Movie Lambert & Stamp Himself 2014-01-20
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself 2014-12-12
Movie Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall Himself 2014-11-28
Movie The Who - The Making of Tommy Himself 2013-10-25
Movie 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief Himself 2012-12-12
Movie The Who: At Kilburn 1977 guitar 2008-11-17
Movie Smashing Pumpkins: If All Goes Wrong Himself 2008-11-11
Movie Amazing Journey - The Story of The Who Himself 2007-09-14
Movie The Passing Show: The Life and Music of Ronnie Lane Himself 2006-04-09
Movie The Who: Live at Lyon Himself (Guitars, Vocals) 2006-11-21
Movie An Ox's Tale: The John Entwistle Story Himself 2006-08-22
Movie The Who: Live in Boston Himself 2004-09-14
Movie Brian Wilson: On Tour Himself 2003-03-17
Movie Mayor of the Sunset Strip Himself 2003-06-17
Movie Being Mick 2001-11-22
Movie The Who: Live at the London Coliseum 1969 Himself - guitars, vocals 2000-05-16
Movie The Who & Special Guests Live at the Royal Albert Hall Lead Guitar / Vocals 2000-11-27
Movie Listening to You: The Who Live at the Isle of Wight Himself 1998-11-03
Movie The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Himself - The Who 1996-10-12
Movie The Who: Thirty Years of Maximum R&B Himself 1994-08-15
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Movie White City Pete Fountain 1985-01-02
Movie Live Aid 1985-07-13
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself 1979-12-22
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Tommy Himself 1975-03-19
Movie Jimi Hendrix 1973-08-16
Movie Heads 1969-12-19
Movie Monterey Pop Himself - The Who 1968-12-26
Movie Carousella himself 1966-12-31
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