Pete Townshend


Pete Townshend Compares Today’s Pop To The 1960’s

Pete Townshend spoke frankly about the differences between pop music today and the Who's power pop era. Townshend talked with rock writer Ken Sharp for Rock Cellar magazine and while discussing the new deluxe, expanded The Who Sell Out box set, Townshend explained what “power pop” actually was: “I suppose it’s about writing pop songs that have a little more going for them than the usual subject matter. . . I think that power pop was just an attempt to say, 'Listen, y'know, pop songs are not going to be about what they’ve been about anymore and they’re going to have power and energy and color and humor and they’re going to be more important and they’re going to be much more emphasized. They’re going to be more mischievous. They’re going to be more dangerous, possibly.'”

Happy Birthday Pete Townshend: ‘Quadrophenia’ Demos

Famed musician Pete Townshend was born in London on this date in 1945. The guitarist went on to form The Who, one of rock’s most important bands. While The Who’s career has spanned more than 50 years, the group is still at it and last performed in February 2020 before the pandemic began.
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Happy Birthday, Pete Townshend!!!

Happy Birthday to Pete Townshend, who turns 76 today (May 19th)!!! Townshend, who is the primary creative force behind the Who, wrote nearly all of the band's music and has been responsible for crafting the stories and themes behind such rock classics as Tommy, Who's Next, and Quadrophenia. Recently released...
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Famous birthdays for May 19: Pete Townshend, JoJo Siwa

May 19 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. -- American-born Nancy Astor, the first female member of the British Parliament, in 1879. -- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, in 1881. -- Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh in 1890. --...