Pete Townshend

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 Gibson.com'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​
Name Pete Townshend
Also Known As The Who
Birthday 1945-05-19
Gender Male
IMDB Pete Townshend profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Chiswick, London, England, UK
As: Himself
1975-03-19
Tommy...
As: Himself
1979-10-26
The Who: The Kids Ar...
As: himself
2009-11-18
The Who: at Kilburn ...
As: Performers (as The W
1968-12-26
Monterey Pop...
As: Himself
2004-11-15
Remember the Secret ...
As: Himself
1994-08-15
The Who: Thirty Year...
As: Himself
2004-09-14
The Who: Live in Bos...
As: Himself
2000-04-11
Classic Albums: The ...
As: Himself
1994-07-06
The Who: Maximum R&B...
As: Himself
2007-09-14
The Who: Amazing Jou...
As: Himself
1998-11-03
Listening to You: Th...
As: Himself
2011-09-02
Acoustic At The BBC...
As: Unknown
2009-11-03
Rock and Roll Hall o...
As: Himself
1979-12-22
The Secret Policeman...
As: Himself
2012-06-29
Quadrophenia: Can Yo...
As: himself
1966-12-31
Carousella...
As: Himself
2006-04-09
The Passing Show: Th...
As: Himself
2007-07-29
The Who: Live in Hou...
As: Unknown
2000-11-27
The Who & Special Gu...
As: Himself
2006-10-28
The Who: BBC Electri...
As: Himself
2013-10-25
The Who - The Making...
As: Himself
2014-03-08
The Who Sensation: T...
As: Pete Fountain
1985-01-02
White City...
As: Vocals, Guitar
2007-06-01
The Who Live at Glas...
As: Unknown
1994-12-16
A Celebration: The M...
As: Pete Townshend
2004-09-24
One For The Road: Ro...
As: Unknown
2015-07-06
Classic Quadrophenia...
As: Unknown
1984-01-01
The Who: Live from T...
As: Himself
1967-01-01
Les chemins perdus...
As: Himself
2003-04-01
Brian Wilson: On Tou...
As: himself
2015-06-29
The Who: Live At She...
As: Himself
2015-04-03
Lambert & Stamp...
As: Unknown
1973-12-20
Jimi Hendrix...
As: Himself - guitarist,
2015-10-07
The Who: Live in Hyd...
As: Himself
2014-12-12
Lennon or McCartney...
As: Himself (Guitars, Vo
2006-11-21
The Who: Live at Lyo...
As: Unknown
2014-06-09
The Who - Quadrophen...
As: Unknown
1969-01-01
Heads...
As: Himself
2014-11-28
Play It Loud: The St...
As: Himself
2003-06-17
Mayor of the Sunset ...
As: Himself
2006-08-22
An Ox's Tale: The Jo...
As: Himself
2000-05-16
The Who: Live at the...
As: Himself
2006-06-06
The Who: Tommy Live ...
As: Self
2009-03-31
Rachel Fuller presen...
As: Unknown
2001-11-22
Being Mick...
As: Self
2017-06-02
The Who: Live at the...
As: Unknown
1968-10-12
The Rolling Stones R...
As: Himself - The Who
1968-10-12
The Rolling Stones R...
As: Self
1981-03-29
Concerts for the Peo...
As: Interviewee
1965-03-18
Seize millions de je...
As: Performer/Special Gu
1981-03-27
Grateful Dead: Live ...
As: Himself – guitars,
2017-10-13
The Who: Tommy Live ...
As: Himself
2015-09-19
Jean-Michel Jarre: T...
As: Unknown
1985-07-13
Live Aid...
As: Himself
2018-09-28
Bad Reputation...
As: Unknown
1964-01-01
Top of the Pops...
As: Unknown
1989-12-17
The Simpsons...
As: Unknown
2006-05-31
VH1 Rock Honors...
As: Unknown
1999-06-07
Where Are They Now?...
As: Unknown
1978-12-28
The Kennedy Center H...