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Pete Townshend Becomes a Book Editor
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21. Pete Townshend Becomes a Book Editor

When Pete Townshend said The Who were breaking up after their 1982 farewell tour, he meant it – but nobody thought he'd go out and get an actual job. That is, however, precisely what he did in 1985, when he took a job as a book editor at Faber and Faber. He worked there for a few years and published a few poetry books, but by 1989 he was itching to get back on the road -  so he reformed The Who. 

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