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Pete Townshend

Biography

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend is the lead guitarist and principal songwriter of The Who --- one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide  --- and the composer of the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia.

Pete Townshend

Books by Pete Townshend

by Pete Townshend - Coming of Age, Fiction

A former rock star disappears on the Cumberland moors. When his wife finds him, she discovers he has become a hermit and a painter of apocalyptic visions. An art dealer has drug-induced visions of demonic faces swirling in a bedstead and soon his wife disappears, nowhere to be found. A beautiful Irish girl, who has stabbed her father to death is determined to seduce her best friend's husband. A young composer begins to experience aural hallucinations, expressions of the fear and anxiety of the people of London. He constructs a maze in his back garden. Driven by passion and musical ambition, events spiral out of control --- good drugs and bad drugs, loves lost and found, families broken apart and reunited.

by Pete Townshend - Biography, Music

From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years.... planned to write his memoir when he was 21.... published this book at 67.