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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 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​


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Born:
May 19, 1945 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
44
First Appeared:
In the movie The Who: Maximum R&B Live
Latest Project:
Movie The Who: Live in Hyde Park 2015-10-07
Known For
Poster of The Who: Live in Hyde Park
Poster of The Who: Live at Lyon
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of Jimi Hendrix
Filmography

The Who: Maximum R&B Live (2018)

Music
Movie
as Himself

Lambert & Stamp (2015)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

The Who: Live At Shea Stadium 1982 (2015)

Music
Movie
as himself
7.5 1 votes

Classic Quadrophenia (2015)

Movie

The Who: Live in Hyde Park (2015)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself - guitarist, vocals

Lennon or McCartney (2014)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself
8 3 votes

The Who Sensation: The Story of Tommy (2014)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself

The Who - The Making of Tommy (2013)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me? (2012)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Acoustic At The BBC (2011)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself
4.8 2 votes

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Live (2009)

Music
Movie

The Who: The Who at Kilburn 1977 (2009)

Music
Movie
as himself

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself
7 1 votes

The Who Live at Glastonbury (2007)

Music
Movie
as Vocals, Guitar
8 1 votes

The Who - Live in Houston Texas, 1975 (2007)

Movie
as Himself

The Passing Show: The Life and Music of Ronnie Lane (2006)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself

VH1 Rock Honors (2006)

Series
as Unknown

The Who at the Electric Proms (2006)

Music
Movie
as Vocals, Guitar

The Who: Live at Lyon (2006)

Music
Movie
as Himself (Guitars, Vocals)

The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 (2006)

Music Documentary
Movie
as HimSelf
6.8 4 votes

The Who: BBC Electric Proms (2006)

Music
Movie
as Himself
7 1 votes

The Who: Live in Boston (2004)

Movie
as Himself

One For The Road: Ronnie Lane Memorial Concert (2004)

Music
Movie
as Pete Townshend
8 1 votes

Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? (2004)

Comedy Documentary
Movie
as Himself
4.3 2 votes

Brian Wilson: On Tour (2003)

Movie
as Himself

The Who and Spécial Guest - Live at The Royal Albert Hall (2000)

Music
Movie
as Guitar

The Who Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2000)

Documentary Music
Movie
5 2 votes

Where Are They Now? (1999)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown

Classic Albums: The Who - Who's Next (1999)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself
7.5 2 votes

Listening to You: The Who Live at the Isle of Wight (1998)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself
4.8 2 votes

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996)

Music
Movie
as himself
7.1 6 votes

The Who: Thirty Years of Maximum R&B (1994)

Movie
as Himself

A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who (1994)

Music
Movie

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy Family
Series
as Unknown
7.1 695 votes

White City (1985)

Movie
as Pete Fountain

The Kids Are Alright (1979)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself
6.9 7 votes

The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)

Comedy Music
Movie
as Himself
6 1 votes

The Kennedy Center Honors (1978)

Series
as Unknown

Tommy (1975)

Drama Music
Movie
as Himself
6.6 50 votes

Jimi Hendrix (1973)

Music Documentary
Movie
9 1 votes

Monterey Pop (1968)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Performers (as The Who)
6.8 11 votes

Les chemins perdus (1967)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Carousella (1966)

Movie
as himself

Top of the Pops (1964)

Series
as Unknown
8.5 2 votes