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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.
Most Popular Pete Townshend Trailers
Total trailers found: 45
12 September 1990
The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
15 September 1999
Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
06 August 1999
A giant metal machine falls to Earth and frightens the residents of a small town in Maine in 1958, until it befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
19 March 1975
A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.
12 December 2014
550 Artists. 1 Question. Lennon or McCartney.
03 April 2015
In this crazy, chaotic gospel of chance, aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to search for a subject for their underground movie, leading them to discover, mentor, and manage the iconic band known as The Who and create rock 'n' roll history.
26 December 1968
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll.
15 November 2004
The Secret Policeman benefit shows for Amnesty International brought together comedy grand masters - from Python and Beyond the Fringe - and performers then relatively unknown, like Rowan Atkinson.
24 June 1979
Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who".
08 March 2014
The Who's seminal double album 'Tommy', released in 1969, is a milestone in rock history. It revitalized the band's career and established Pete Townshend as a composer and Roger Daltrey as one of rock's foremost frontmen.
18 November 2009
Featuring one of the last public appearances by Keith Moon, the 1977 Kilburn show is a long-sought holy grail for fans of The Who, performing before a select audience on December 15, 1977 at Kilburn.
20 December 1973
This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs revising in the light of new information uncovered over the years.
01 January 1984
Widely considered one of the greatest bands ever, rock legends The Who bring down the house in this 1982 concert recorded at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens during the group's North American tour.
06 July 2015
Pete Townsend's reinvention of The Who's Quadrophenia for the classical music genre (composed by pars
29 June 2015
The Who’s 1982 tour, which was all in North America apart from two warm-up dates at the Birmingham NEC in England, was their last to feature Kenney Jones on drums and the band did not tour again until 1989.
25 October 2013
1968 was a time of soul searching for the band - with three badly performing singles behind them they needed a big new idea to put them back at the top and crucially to hold them together as a band.
16 October 1996
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus is a film released in 1996 of an 11 December 1968 event put together by The Rolling Stones.
07 October 2015
The Who’s epic 50th Anniversary Tour finale show, recorded at Hyde Park. Experience all the greatest hits including ‘Who Are You’, ‘My Generation’, ‘I Can See For Miles’, ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘See Me Feel Me’, ‘Baba O’Riley’ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’.
22 December 1979
Amnesty decided not to present a benefit show in 1978 in order to consider how to make better use of the performing talent so favourably disposed to assist it in raising funds.
16 December 1994
A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who, also known as Daltrey Sings Townshend, is a music event and later album documenting a two-night concert at Carnegie Hall in 1994.
27 November 2000
The Who & Special Guests: Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a concert film of The Who's concert on 27 November 2000 at the Royal Albert Hall in London to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust A number of special guests joined the band on stage to perform the band's hits.
03 November 2009
This set features rare, one-of-a-kind performances from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, filmed over the past 24 years.
29 June 2012
In his home studio and revisiting old haunts in Shepherds Bush and Battersea, Pete Townshend opens his heart and his personal archive to revisit 'the last great album the Who ever made', one that took the Who full circle back to their earliest days via the adventures of a pill-popping mod on an epic journey of self-discovery.
09 June 2014
Documenting their 8 July 2013 concert at London's Wembley Arena, the final show of their 2012-3 "Quadrophenia and more" tour.
03 November 1998
Mod rockers the Who are captured live by director Murray Lerner at the legendary Isle of Wight festival in 1970, attended by 600,000 people.
29 July 2007
The Who perform a live set at The Summit, Houston, Texas on 20 November 1975. Probably the best 'official' bootleg ever.
27 November 2000
The Who & Special Guests: Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a concert film of The Who's concert on November 27, 2000 at the Royal Albert Hall in London to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust.
02 September 2011
A journey through some of the finest moments of acoustic guitar performances from the BBC archives, from Jimmy Page's television debut in 1958 to Noel Gallagher and Biffy Clyro.
30 October 2006
Filmed in 1970 at the Isle of Wight Festival, this classic concert captures The Who at the height of their powers, delivering the only live performance ever recorded of the rock musical "Tommy" in its entirety.
24 September 2004
At The Royal Albert Hall, London on 8th April 2004 after some 15 months of planning with Paul Weller, Ronnie Wood, Pete Townshend, Steve Ellis, Midge Ure, Ocean Colour Scene amongst them artists assembled to perform to a sell-out venue and to pay tribute to a man who co-wrote many Mod anthems such as ""Itchycoo Park, All Or Nothing, Here Comes The Nice, My Mind's Eye"" to name just a few.
09 April 2006
BBC documentary on the Small Faces' Ronnie Lane, which has since had its own standalone DVD release.
17 March 2003
Legendary former Beach Boy, Brian Wilson toured America and Japan with a 10 piece band. Here he is captured performing 24 live tracks, and one that has never been issued before.
14 September 2004
This film documents The Who's 2002 performance at Mansfield, Massachusetts. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey decided to complete the tour after John Entwistle's death, and made it a lasting tribute to their fallen comrade.
15 August 1994
A celebration of 30 years of The Who.
14 September 2007
A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
28 October 2006
The Who play to a crowd that can barely believe they're about to witness one of the best live bands of the last forty years, in the beautiful and intimate surroundings of The Roundhouse.
29 October 2006
The Who BBC Electric Proms 2006-10-29 - London, UK 01. Can't Explain 02. Who Are You?? 03. Out On The Endless Wire 04.
01 June 2007
This Is THE WHO - Live At Glastonbury 2007 DVD In England At The Glastonbury Festival. Track List: 1.
21 November 2006
"Live At Lyon" Recorded at the Vienne Ampitheatre, Lyon, France on July 17, 2006 This bonus DVD was m
01 January 1969
Includes 'portraits' of Marianne Faithfull, Thelonious Monk and 28 others, some known, some less so.
21 October 1999
In this 1999 documentary, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle discuss the making of what many consider the Who's greatest testament to Townshend's songwriting talent: their classic album "Who's Next.
01 January 1900
No overview found.
01 January 1967
Series of three short 'Pop Films' directed between 1966 - 67 for French television by Philippe Garrel.
02 January 1985
Drama directed by Richard Lowenstein.