Who I Am

Who I Am

From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod.... wanted The Who to be called The Hair.... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope ...

Author: Pete Townshend

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062314680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 727

From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod.... wanted The Who to be called The Hair.... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis.... wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer.... became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor.... smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident.... heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois.... invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album.... once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar.... inspired Jimi Hendrix's pyrotechnical stagecraft.... is partially deaf in his left ear.... stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards.... followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died.... did too much cocaine and nearly died.... drank too much and nearly died.... detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died.... helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin.... is banned for life from Holiday Inns.... was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since.... has some explaining to do.... 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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Pete Townshend Who I Am

Pete Townshend  Who I Am

But even as the principle songwriter and lead guitarist for The Who, it would be unjust to define Pete Townshend’s life simply through his achievements with bandmates Daltrey, Moon and Entwistle.

Author: Pete Townshend

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007466870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 817

He is one of the greatest musical talents Britain has ever produced. But even as the principle songwriter and lead guitarist for The Who, it would be unjust to define Pete Townshend’s life simply through his achievements with bandmates Daltrey, Moon and Entwistle.
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Behind Blue Eyes

Behind Blue Eyes

From Townshend's early childhood as the son of a sexually voracious mother to his devotion to the Indian mystic Meher Baba, this is the true story of a man looking back, forward, and in the mirror.

Author: Geoffrey Giuliano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780815410706

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 365

View: 812

From Townshend's early childhood as the son of a sexually voracious mother to his devotion to the Indian mystic Meher Baba, this is the true story of a man looking back, forward, and in the mirror.
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The Who

The Who

Featuring personal, never-before-published photographs, fan memorabilia and anecdotes, captions from Pete, newly discovered gems from The Who archive, an introduction by legendary Who manager Bill Curbishley and further contributions from ...

Author: Ben Marshall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753551363

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 154

Featuring personal, never-before-published photographs, fan memorabilia and anecdotes, captions from Pete, newly discovered gems from The Who archive, an introduction by legendary Who manager Bill Curbishley and further contributions from friends, colleagues and family, this landmark illustrated book celebrates 50 years of anthemic, era-defining music and an extraordinary career.
Categories: Music

Amazing Journey

Amazing Journey

This biography of the composer and member of the rock group, The Who, quotes significantly from Pete Townshend's writings.

Author: Mark Wilkerson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411677005

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 648

View: 909

This biography of the composer and member of the rock group, The Who, quotes significantly from Pete Townshend's writings.
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Lifehouse

Lifehouse

'Lifehouse' is Pete Townshend's extraordinary playscript, originally begun as a sequel to Tommy in 1971. Widely believed to be abandoned, the play remained close to Townshend's heart and he has been working on it ever since.

Author: Pete Townshend

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (UK)

ISBN: 0743212738

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 785

'Lifehouse' is Pete Townshend's extraordinary playscript, originally begun as a sequel to Tommy in 1971. Widely believed to be abandoned, the play remained close to Townshend's heart and he has been working on it ever since. Now at last complete, the script portrays one man's desperate search for his daughter, who has gone missing and is presumed dead. Drawn through the industrial wastes of Britain back to the city from which he once hoped to escape, Ray is magnetised by the voice of a pirate DJ, calling the like-minded and lost to the Lifehouse - a massive, subversive music event. This visionary and apocalyptic play addresses the spiritual consequences of our move away from physical human congregation to digital networking, and examines the increased power that music may have.
Categories: Fiction

Who Are You The Life Of Pete Townshend

Who Are You  The Life Of Pete Townshend

Author Mark Wilkerson interviewed Townshend himself and several of Townshend's friends and associates for this biography.

Author: Mark Wilkerson

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857120083

Category: Music

Page: 642

View: 477

An accurate, detailed and fascinating account of the life of a man whose story should have been told in this much detail long ago. Author Mark Wilkerson interviewed Townshend himself and several of Townshend's friends and associates for this biography.
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The Who Members

The Who Members

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230589317

Category:

Page: 38

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Pino Palladino, Zak Starkey, Simon Phillips, The Who personnel, Kenney Jones, John Bundrick, Simon Townshend, Doug Sandom. Excerpt: 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...
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The Who Members

The Who Members

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Author: Books, LLC

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1156638399

Category: Reference

Page: 38

View: 701

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Pino Palladino, Zak Starkey, Simon Phillips, The Who personnel, Kenney Jones, John Bundrick, Simon Townshend, Doug Sandom. Excerpt: 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 lis...
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The Age of Anxiety

The Age of Anxiety

Conceived jointly as an opera, The Age of Anxiety deals with mythic and operatic themes. Hallucinations and soundscapes haunt this novel in an extended meditation on manic genius and the dark art of creativity.

Author: Pete Townshend

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316398978

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 563

In his debut novel, rock legend Pete Townshend explores the anxiety of modern life and madness in a story that stretches across two generations of a London family, their lovers, collaborators, and friends. 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. Conceived jointly as an opera, The Age of Anxiety deals with mythic and operatic themes. Hallucinations and soundscapes haunt this novel in an extended meditation on manic genius and the dark art of creativity.
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Tommy

Tommy

Author: Pete Townshend

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:276861017

Category: Operas

Page:

View: 124

Categories: Operas

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

Weaves through the various phases of Pete Townshend's career, highlighting his quest for complete artistic expression free from compromise or commercial agendas.

Author: Larry David Smith

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UCSC:32106014822826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 305

View: 999

Weaves through the various phases of Pete Townshend's career, highlighting his quest for complete artistic expression free from compromise or commercial agendas.
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Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230637354

Category:

Page: 56

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 54. Chapters: Pete Townshend albums, Pete Townshend songs, Songs written by Pete Townshend, My Generation, Psychoderelict, Lifehouse Chronicles, The Boy Who Heard Music, Love, Reign o'er Me, All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes, Pinball Wizard, Won't Get Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes, O Parvardigar, Baba O'Riley, I Can't Explain, Rough Mix, White City: A Novel, Who Came First, Empty Glass, I Can See for Miles, Who Are You, The Seeker, The Real Me, Squeeze Box, Eminence Front, The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend, Pictures of Lily, Substitute, Magic Bus, The Kids Are Alright, I'm a Boy, 5.15, Naked Eye, Dogs, It's Not Enough, Happy Jack, Wire & Glass, I'm Free, Jai Baba, Pete Townshend discography, Out in the Street, Go to the Mirror!, Let My Love Open the Door, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, Water, A Legal Matter, Join Together, Happy Birthday, I'm One, I've Known No War, Scoop 3, Scooped, Athena, The Good's Gone, You Better You Bet, Another Scoop, Overture, Dreaming from the Waist, Old Red Wine, The Song Is Over, See Me, Feel Me, I Am, Slip Kid, With Love, La-La-La-Lies, Anthology, The Best of Pete Townshend, The Ox, Tommy, Can You Hear Me?, Horse's Neck, Lifehouse Elements, English Boy, Much Too Much, I Can't Reach You, Amazing Journey. Excerpt: 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...
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The Who Rock Score

The Who Rock Score

My generation; Substitute; Pinball wizzard; The Kids are alright; I can see for miles

Author: Pete Townshend

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0711920966

Category: Popular music

Page: 80

View: 238

Categories: Popular music

The Who s Tommy

The Who s Tommy

Provides a history of Tommy from rock opera to its staging as a Broadway musical.

Author: Pete Townshend

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: UOM:39015063664463

Category: Dramatic music

Page: 173

View: 223

Provides a history of Tommy from rock opera to its staging as a Broadway musical.
Categories: Dramatic music

Let My Love Open the Door

Let My Love Open the Door

An up-tempo, fun song for beginning to intermediate steel pan ensemble. The steel pan's bright and resonant timbre perfectly complements this Pete Townshend hit from 1980.

Author: Peter Townshend

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1470615118

Category:

Page: 20

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An up-tempo, fun song for beginning to intermediate steel pan ensemble. The steel pan's bright and resonant timbre perfectly complements this Pete Townshend hit from 1980. Featured in such films as Take Me Home Tonight and Dan in Real Life, this song is sure to be an energetic addition to your pan concert!
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The Who and Philosophy

The Who and Philosophy

The remarkable depth and breadth of The Who’s music and their story as one of the most exciting and provocative rock bands over the last half-century are the subjects of the philosophical explorations in this collection.

Author: Rocco J. Gennaro

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498514484

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 382

The Who were one of the most memorable and influential of the 1960s British Invasion bands—memorable because of their loudness and because they destroyed instruments during performances, and influential because of their success in crafting “Power Pop” singles like “My Generation” and “I Can See for Miles,” long-playing albums Live at Leeds and Who’s Next, and the “rock operas” Tommy and Quadrophenia. The themes that principal songwriter Pete Townshend imparted into The Who’s music drew upon the group’s mostly working-class London upbringings and early Mod audiences: frustration, angst, irony, and a youthful inclination to lash out. Like some of his rock and roll contemporaries, Townshend was also affected by religious ideas coming from India and the existential dread he felt about the possibility of nuclear war. During a career that spanned three decades, The Who gave their fans and rock critics a lot to think about. The remarkable depth and breadth of The Who’s music and their story as one of the most exciting and provocative rock bands over the last half-century are the subjects of the philosophical explorations in this collection.
Categories: Philosophy

Townshend Family

Townshend Family

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Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230549218

Category:

Page: 22

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 20. Chapters: Pete Townshend, The Boy Who Heard Music, Emma Townshend, Cliff Townshend, Simon Townshend. Excerpt: Emma Townshend (born 1969) is an English writer, journalist, musician and lecturer, and the elder daughter of The Who's Pete Townshend. She has taught courses since being a postgraduate at Cambridge in 1994, most recently for the Department of Continuing Education in Oxford. Townshend also appears as a regular guest on radio and TV including the World Service, Woman's Hour, A Hard Act to Follow, and Newsnight. Emma Townshend is the Independent on Sunday's garden columnist and also writes for The Times' arts pages. Emma Townshend was the first child born to Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend and his wife Karen (nee Astley) in 1969. Pete Townshend was the eldest son of jazz musician Cliff Townshend and his wife Betty Dennis who sang with The Squadronaires during World War II. Karen Astley was the daughter of composer Ted Astley, best known for TV themes for shows including The Saint, and his wife Hazel Balbirnie, and also sister of record producer Jon Astley and singer/songwriter Virginia Astley. The couple met while attending Ealing School of Art and married in 1968. Emma has one sister, Aminta (b. 1971), and a brother, Joseph (b. 1989). Of Townshend's four grandparents, three were professional musicians, all of whom had been in armed forces entertainment during the war. Emma's father Pete Townshend was the lead guitarist and principal songwriter of the rock band The Who. Emma studied history at King's College, Cambridge then specialised in history of science, receiving a masters from Imperial College, London. She then returned to Cambridge for a Ph.D. She has taught for Oxford University's Department of Continuing Education since 2000 and is also a Visiting Lecturer at City University, London. In 1982 Emma and...
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Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite

Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite

Not only his personal story, this is the definitive biography of The Who.

Author: Roger Daltrey

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781250296047

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 540

The frontman of one of the greatest bands of all time tells the story of his rise from nothing to rock 'n' roll megastar, and his wild journey as the voice of The Who. “It’s taken me three years to unpack the events of my life, to remember who did what when and why, to separate the myths from the reality, to unravel what really happened at the Holiday Inn on Keith Moon’s 21st birthday,” says Roger Daltrey, the powerhouse vocalist of The Who. The result of this introspection is a remarkable memoir, instantly captivating, funny and frank, chock-full of well-earned wisdom and one-of-a-kind anecdotes from a raucous life that spans a tumultuous time of change in Britain and America. Born during the air bombing of London in 1944, Daltrey fought his way (literally) through school and poverty and began to assemble the band that would become The Who while working at a sheet metal factory in 1961. In Daltrey’s voice, the familiar stories—how they got into smashing up their kit, the infighting, Keith Moon’s antics—take on a new, intimate life. Also here is the creative journey through the unforgettable hits including My Generation, Substitute, Pinball Wizard, and the great albums, Who’s Next, Tommy, and Quadrophenia. Amidst all the music and mayhem, the drugs, the premature deaths, the ruined hotel rooms, Roger is our perfect narrator, remaining sober (relatively) and observant and determined to make The Who bigger and bigger. Not only his personal story, this is the definitive biography of The Who.
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Before I Get Old

Before I Get Old

In short, this story contains every inch of the fascinating, shocking, hilarious, and provocatively relevant material that makes up the Who and their wild lives and careers.

Author: Dave Marsh

Publisher: Plexus Pub

ISBN: 0859655245

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 546

View: 191

Before I Get Old stands as one of the best books ever written about rock’n’roll. After best-sellingRolling Stone writer Dave Marsh was invited by Pete Townshend to write a history of legendary band the Who, he spent three years investigating and researching their story. The result is the first in-depth biography of the band, discarding the myth and nonsense which has become so much a part of the usual Who coverage.Before I Get Old tells the story of not one but six personalities - guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, drummer Keith Moon and singer Roger Daltrey plus their original managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. It describes the group’s origins in the steamy nightlife of London, charts their meteoric rise to fame, and describes the creation of the rock opera Tommy which turned them into superstars. Here is the pathos, the laughter, the crazy world they worked in, the drugs, the destruction, the vandalism, the debts, the multi-million-dollar tours, and of course the music. In short, this story contains every inch of the fascinating, shocking, hilarious, and provocatively relevant material that makes up the Who and their wild lives and careers.Before I Get Old is essential reading, an exhaustive study of an exhausting band, who have always lived up to their legend.
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