Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend Trailers

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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

GoodFellas Trailer (1990)

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.

American Beauty Trailer (1999)

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.

The Iron Giant Trailer (1999)

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.

Tommy Trailer (1975)

19 March 1975

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.

Lennon or McCartney Trailer (2014)

12 December 2014

550 Artists. 1 Question. Lennon or McCartney.

Lambert & Stamp Trailer (2015)

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.

Monterey Pop Trailer (1968)

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.

Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Trailer (2004)

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.

The Kids Are Alright Trailer (1979)

24 June 1979

Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who".

The Who Sensation: The Story of Tommy Trailer (2014)

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.

The Who: The Who at Kilburn 1977 Trailer (2009)

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.

Jimi Hendrix Trailer (1973)

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.

The Who: Live from Toronto Trailer (1984)

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.

Classic Quadrophenia Trailer (2015)

06 July 2015

Pete Townsend's reinvention of The Who's Quadrophenia for the classical music genre (composed by pars

The Who: Live At Shea Stadium 1982 Trailer (2015)

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.

The Who - The Making of Tommy Trailer (2013)

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.

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Trailer (1996)

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.

The Who: Live in Hyde Park Trailer (2015)

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’.

The Secret Policeman's Ball Trailer (1979)

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Live Trailer (2009)

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.

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

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.

The Who - Quadrophenia: Live In London 2013 Trailer (2014)

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.

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

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.

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

29 July 2007

The Who perform a live set at The Summit, Houston, Texas on 20 November 1975. Probably the best 'official' bootleg ever.

The Who Live at the Royal Albert Hall Trailer (2000)

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.

Acoustic At The BBC Trailer (2011)

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

09 April 2006

BBC documentary on the Small Faces' Ronnie Lane, which has since had its own standalone DVD release.

Brian Wilson: On Tour Trailer (2003)

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.

The Who: Live in Boston Trailer (2004)

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.

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

15 August 1994

A celebration of 30 years of The Who.

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who Trailer (2007)

14 September 2007

A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

The Who: BBC Electric Proms Trailer (2006)

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.

The Who at the Electric Proms Trailer (2006)

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.

Carousella Trailer (1966)

31 December 1966

The Who Live at Glastonbury Trailer (2007)

01 June 2007

This Is THE WHO - Live At Glastonbury 2007 DVD In England At The Glastonbury Festival. Track List: 1.

The Who: Live at Lyon Trailer (2006)

21 November 2006

"Live At Lyon" Recorded at the Vienne Ampitheatre, Lyon, France on July 17, 2006 This bonus DVD was m

Heads Trailer (1969)

01 January 1969

Includes 'portraits' of Marianne Faithfull, Thelonious Monk and 28 others, some known, some less so.

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

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.

See Me Feel Me: Keith Moon Naked for Your Pleasure Trailer (1900)

01 January 1900

No overview found.

Les chemins perdus Trailer (1967)

01 January 1967

Series of three short 'Pop Films' directed between 1966 - 67 for French television by Philippe Garrel.

White City Trailer (1985)

02 January 1985

Drama directed by Richard Lowenstein.