Pete Townshend


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in Chiswick, London, England, The United Kingdom
May 19, 1945

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Pete Townshend (born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer.

Townshend made his name as the guitarist and principal songwriter for rock band The Who. His career with them spans more than 40 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the greatest and most influential rock bands of all time, in addition to being "possibly the greatest live band ever." Townshend is the primary songwriter for the group, writing well over 100 songs for the band's eleven studio albums, including the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, plus dozens more that appeared as non-album singles, bonus tracks on reissues, and tracks on rarities compilations such as Odds and
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Average rating: 3.68 · 9,520 ratings · 1,243 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
Who I Am

3.71 avg rating — 8,262 ratings — published 2012 — 38 editions
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Horse's Neck

3.30 avg rating — 276 ratings — published 1985 — 8 editions
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The Age of Anxiety

2.84 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 2019 — 13 editions
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Tommy: The Musical

3.95 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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Lifehouse

3.54 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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A Decade Of The Who

4.07 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1977
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Won't Get Fooled Again

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The Boy Who Heard Music

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Behind Blue Eyes

4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2011
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Pinball Wizard

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4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2011
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