Peter (Pete) TOWNSHEND

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1945-05-19
Education Acton Co GS, Ealing Art Coll
Publications N/A
Recreations sailing
Clubs N/A
Style Pete Townshend, Esq
Career musician; memb: The Detours 1961-63, The High Numbers (released single I'm The Face 1964) 1963-64, The Who 1964-89, solo 1979-; albums with The Who: My Generation (1965, reached UK no 5), A Quick one (1966, UK no 4), The Who Sell Out (1968, UK no 13), Tommy (1969, UK no 2, Broadway musical 1993, winner 5 Tony awards, revived London 1996), Live At Leeds (live, 1970, UK no 3), Who's Next (1971, UK no 1), Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy (compilation, 1971, UK no 9), Quadrophenia (1973, UK no 2), Odds And Sods (compilation, 1974, UK no 10), Tommy (soundtrack, 1975, UK no 14), The Who By Numbers (1975, UK no 7), The Story Of The Who (compilation, 1976, UK no 2), Who Are You? (1978, UK no 6), The Kids Are Alright (compilation, 1979, UK no 26), Quadrophenia (soundtrack, 1979, UK no 23), Face Dances (1981, UK no 2), It's Hard (1982, UK no 11), Who's Last (1984, UK no 48), Who's Better, Who's Best (1988, UK no 10), Joined Together (1990), 30 Years of Maximum R&B (1994); solo albums: Who Came First (1972, UK no 30), Rough Mix (with Ronnie Lane, 1977, UK no 44), Empty Glass (1980, UK no 11), All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes (1982, UK no 32), Scoop (1983), White City (1985, UK no 70), Scoop II (1987), The Iron Man (1989, London musical at Young Vic 1993), Psychoderelict (1993), Best of Pete Townshend (1996); appearances at festivals incl: National Jazz and Blues Festival 1965, 1966 and 1969, Monterey Pop Festival 1967, Rock at the Oval 1972, Farewell Tour 1982-83, Live Aid Wembley 1985, Who Reunion Tour 1989; films incl: Tommy, Quadrophenia, The Kids Are Alright; publisher; owner Eel Pie Recording Ltd 1972-; fndr: Eel Pie (bookshops and publishing) 1972-83, Meher Baba Oceanic (UK archival library) 1976-81; ed Faber & Faber 1983-; >ir< Ivor Novello Award for Contribution to Br Music 1982, Br Phonographic Industry Award 1983, BRIT Lifetime Achievement Award 1983, BRIT Award for Contribution to Br Music 1988, Living Legend Award Int Rock Awards 1991, Tony Award for Tommy score 1993, Grammy Award for Tommy 1993, Dora Mavor Moore Award for Tommy in Toronto 1994, Olivier Award for Tommy in London 1997, Q Award for Lifetime Achievement 1997, Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award 2001, BMI President's Award 2002, PRS & BMI Awards for CSI, CSI Miami and CSI NY, Silver Clef 30th Anniversary Award for The Who 2005, VH1 Rock Honors 2008, Kennedy Center Honor 2008, Classic Rock Award 2011, TEC Fndn Les Paul Award 2012
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