Pete Townshend

Born: May 19, 1945
Chiswick, London, England

Pete Townshend was born into a family that was quite musical already: His father was a saxophone player and his mother was a vocalist. Pete got his start playing in a band with schoolmates John Entwistle and Roger Daltry. They cut their teeth on jazz standards and skiffle tunes. After a couple of drummers, they recruited a young man named Keith Moon, and so was formed one of the greatest rock and roll bands in history, The Who. Through years of The Who, Pete emerged as a songwriting powerhouse, as well as a guitar hero to many.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Vocals Guitar Songwriter

British Invasion Hard Rock

Bands That Pete Townshend Has Played For:
Who, The

Pete Townshend Has Worked With:
Keith Moon Roger Daltry John Entwistle Zac Starr Jon Carin

Pete Townshend Was Influenced By:
Bob Dylan John Lee Hooker

Artists That Were Influenced By Pete Townshend:
Warren DeMartini Ace Frehley George Lynch Iggy Pop Paul Stanley Joe Walsh
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"Jazz will endure just as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains."

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