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Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend, award-winning musician and composer, is one of the founding members of the seminal rock band The Who. While with The Who, Townshend collaborated on such groundbreaking albums as Tommy and Quadrophenia and on such classic anthems as My Generation, I Can See For Miles, Won't Get Fooled Again and Who Are You. Townshend began releasing solo albums in 1980 and, in 1983, became an editor for the venerable British publishing house of Faber & Faber. He wrote a collection of fiction entitled Horse's Neck and, in 1989, released an album of his musical adaptation of Hughes' The Iron Man (a staging of the musical occurred at London's Old Vic in 1993). The Who's ‘Tommy' opened on Broadway in that same year, garnering five Tony Awards, including Best Original Musical Score.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Pete Townshend Facts

Birth NamePeter Dennis Blandford Townshend
OccupationMusician, Producer
BirthdayMay 19, 1945 (76)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Pete Townshend compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Face the Face DVD/CD
Pete Townshend: Psychoderelict
Secret Policeman's Ball: The Secret Policeman Rocks!
Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia
An Ox's Tale: The John Entwistle Story
The Who
The Who: Vegas Job
Music Box Biographical Collection: The Who
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