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Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

British musician
One of his generation's definitive voices, the lead songwriter and guitarist for the Who pursued a fascinating, idiosyncratic path for his solo work.
BornMay 19, 1945
HometownChiswick, United Kingdom
Net worth$150 million
Height6'0" (1.82m)
SpouseRachel Fuller, Karen Astley
ChildrenEmma Townshend, Joseph Townshend, Aminta Townshend
ParentsCliff Townshend
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Videos

The Who's "Tommy" returns to Broadway

The rock opera "Tommy" was one of The Who's biggest hits, and won five Tony Awards when it was translated to Broadway three decades ago. Now it's back, in a version that Pete Townshend and director Des McAnuff say is more relevant than ever. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Townshend, who describes the personal price he's paid for every iteration of "Tommy"; and with the star and creative team who discuss turning the story of a pinball wizard into Broadway magic.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho
Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho
1h 27min
2019
Suburban Steps to Rockland: The Story of The Ealing Club
Suburban Steps to Rockland: The Story of The Ealing Club
1h 29min
2017
Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who
Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who
1h 59min
2007
An Ox's Tale: The John Entwistle Story
An Ox's Tale: The John Entwistle Story
1h 17min
2006
The Kids Are Alright
The Kids Are Alright
PG
1h 48min
1979

Albums

Pete Townshend's Deep End Live!
Pete Townshend's Deep End Live!
1986
Scoop
Scoop
1983
All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
1982
Who Came First
Who Came First
1972
Live: La Jolla, 22/06/01
Live: La Jolla, 22/06/01
2001
Jai Baba
Jai Baba
2001
Lifehouse Chronicles
Lifehouse Chronicles
2000
Let My Love Open the Door
Let My Love Open the Door
2023
Can't Outrun the Truth
Can't Outrun the Truth
2023
There's a Fortune in Those Hills
There's a Fortune in Those Hills
2018
Baba O'Riley
Baba O'Riley
2018
Face the Face
Face the Face
2016
Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia Live
Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia Live
2015
Who Am I: A Conversation
Who Am I: A Conversation
2015
Before and After the Who: The Interview
Before and After the Who: The Interview
2015
Truancy: The Best of Pete Townshend
Truancy: The Best of Pete Townshend
2015
How Can I Help You
How Can I Help You
2015
Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia
Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia
2015