Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

English rock guitarist of The Who, vocalist, songwriter and author
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)
SpouseKaren Astley (m 1968 - 2000)
ChildrenEmma Townshend , Joseph Townshend , Aminta Townshend
ParentsCliff Townshend
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Videos

The Who's Pete Townshend admits he's lucky to be alive

Pete Townshend admits he "doesn't deserve to be alive".
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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
The Who: Tommy -- Live at the Royal Albert Hall
The Who: Tommy -- Live at the Royal Albert Hall
2018
The Who Live in Hyde Park
The Who Live in Hyde Park
2015
Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia
Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia
2015
The Who: Quadrophenia Live in London
The Who: Quadrophenia Live in London
2014
The Who: The Making of Tommy
The Who: The Making of Tommy
2013
Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who
Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who
3h 57min
2007
The Who: Live at Kilburn 1977
The Who: Live at Kilburn 1977

Albums

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
Guantanamo
Guantanamo
2015
Pete Townshend's Jukebox: The Music That Inspired the Man
Pete Townshend's Jukebox: The Music That Inspired the Man
2013
Quadrophenia Demos, Vol. 1
Quadrophenia Demos, Vol. 1
2011
Definitive Collection
Definitive Collection
2007
Psychoderelict: Live in New York [DVD]
Psychoderelict: Live in New York [DVD]
2006
Gold
Gold
2005
Magic Bus -- Live from Chicago
Magic Bus -- Live from Chicago
2004
Scooped
Scooped
2002
Scoop 3
Scoop 3
2001
Oceanic Concerts
Oceanic Concerts
2001
Jai Baba
Jai Baba
2001
Live: La Jolla, 22/06/01
Live: La Jolla, 22/06/01
2001
Live: The Fillmore
Live: The Fillmore
2000
Live: The Empire
Live: The Empire
2000
Lifehouse Elements
Lifehouse Elements
2000
Lifehouse Chronicles
Lifehouse Chronicles
2000
Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit for Maryville Academy
Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit for Maryville Academy
1999
Best of Pete Townshend: Coolwalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking
Best of Pete Townshend: Coolwalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking
1996
Psychoderelict
Psychoderelict
1993