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Pete Townshend

Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer
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Net worth 2018: $105 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Chiswick
Country: British
BirthDay: 19 May 1945
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.83 m
Education: Ealing Art College

Pete Townshend was bornon 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, British, is Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer. Grammy Award winning English rock musician, Pete Townshend has been one of the most significant figures in the genre of rock music in the sixties and seventies. A talented songwriter and dynamic performer, he left his audiences spellbound with his signature windmill swings and smashing guitar moves. During his active years, Pete Townshend was the most prominent songwriter and guitarist of the English rock band, ‘The Who’ and is till date, revered for his concept works and out-of-the-box conceptions. He later went on to pursue a solo career and also released many tribute albums honouring his spiritual teacher, Meher Baba. In a musical career that lasted for more than four decades, he has written about 100 songs for various albums of the band ‘The Who’, which includes the Grammy Award winning opera album, ‘Tommy’ (which opened on Broadway), concept albums and other rock operas and the timeless classic, ‘Quadrophenia’. Some of his well-known albums include, ‘Empty Glass’, ‘White City: A Novel’ and ‘Psychoderelict’. He was featured on ‘Rolling Stone’magazine’s list of ‘100 greatest guitarists of all time’. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


$105 Million


‘The Who’ performed, ‘My Generation’, ‘See Me, Feel Me’ and ‘Baba O’Riley’ at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London


The following year they were also subject to a special tribute concert, aired as ‘VH1 Rock Honors: The Who’In 2010, ‘The Who’ delivered a performance at the Super Bowl XLIV, during the half-time


In 2007, a documentary based on ‘The Who’ titled, ‘Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who’ was released on television


In 2006, ‘The Who’ released the album titled, ‘Endless Wire’ and also came out with the live concert album, ‘Live from Toronto’


In 2003, he admitted to have paid online and registered for a website that advertised child pornography


In 2000, he released a series of live albums titled, ‘Live: Sadler’s Wells’, ‘Live: The Empire’ and ‘Live: The Fillmore’


The couple separated in 1994 and legally divorced in 2009


In 1993, the rock musical, ‘The Who’s Tommy’, based on ‘The Who’s’ rock opera album, ‘Tommy’ opened on Broadway


In 1989, he came out with ‘The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend’, which was for most part composed and performed by him


In 1985, he released his solo concept album titled, ‘White City: A Novel’


In 1982, he came up with the solo album, ‘All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes’


His solo album, ‘Empty Glass’, was ranked at number 57 on the ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine’s list of ‘100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s’


In 1978, ‘The Who’ came out with their chart topping album titled, ‘Who Are You’, which was their last album with drummer Keith Moon as he died within a few days after the album’s release


In 1977, he collaborated with bassist Ronnie Lane for the album titled, ‘Rough Mix’


In 1975, ‘The Who’ came out with their album titled, ‘The Who by Numbers’, which peaked at the music charts


In 1974, he organised a benefit show for the Camden Square Community Play Center


In 1973, ‘The Who’ released its second rock opera album, ‘Quadrophenia’, which was well received commercially


In 1972, he came out with the collaborative album, ‘I Am’, which was a tribute album to Meher Baba


In 1971, ‘The Who’ came out with the album titled, ‘Who’s Next’, which had elements of rock opera, an idea that was conceived by him


In 1970, along with Ronnie Lane, he came out with the album titled, ‘Happy Birthday’


In 1969, ‘The Who’ released their next album, ‘Tommy’, which was for most part composed by him


On May 20, 1968, he married Karen Astley, with whom he had three children


In 1966, ‘The Who’ came out with their second album titled, ‘A Quick One’, which featured the massive hit song, ‘Happy Jack’


On December 3, 1965, the band’s debut album titled, ‘My Generation’ was released


From 1964, he wrote quite a few successful singles for the band


From 1961, he began to attend the Ealing Art College, London, England, where he studied to become a graphic artist


As a child, he exhibited liking for music, especially American rock and roll, which he became drawn to in the mid 1950s


Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend was born on May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London, England, into a family of musical talents

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