Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend was one of the most important songwriters of Sixties and Seventies rock, as well as a dynamic performer and guitarist. As leader of the Who, he wrote enduring nuggets of pop and rock, including “I Can See for Miles” and “Won't Get Fooled Again,” as well as the sprawling rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, while his performances with the band — which found him showing off his windwill strum and smashing guitars — became iconic symbols of rock.

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