Pete Townshend

Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend is an English multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter best known as the guitarist, backing and secondary lead vocalist, principal songwriter, co-founder and leader of the rock band The Who. His career with the Who spans over 50 years, during which time the band grew to be one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 20th century.
Pete Townshend is the main songwriter for the Who, having written well over 100 songs for the band's 11 studio albums, including concept albums and the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, plus popular rock radio staples such as Who's Next, and dozens more that appeared as non-album singles, bonus tracks on reissues, and tracks on rarities compilations such as Odds & Sods. He has also written more than 100 songs that have appeared on his solo albums, as well as radio jingles and television theme songs. Although known primarily as a guitarist, he also plays keyboards, banjo, accordion, harmonica, ukulele, mandolin, violin, synthesiser, bass guitar, and drums, on his own solo albums, several Who albums and as a guest contributor to an array of other artists' recordings.

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OvertureTommy as Performed by The London Symphony Orchestra and Chambre Choir with Guest Soloists (Remastered)3:14
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Townshend: DrownedPete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia3:58
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Townshend: The Punk And The GodfatherPete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia5:05
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Townshend: I'm OnePete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia2:47
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Secondhand LoveWhite City: A Novel4:13
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Pure And EasyTruancy: The Very Best Of Pete Townshend5:33
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MisunderstoodRough Mix3:01
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Forever's No Time At All (Remastered 2017)Who Came First (Deluxe)3:05
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Content (Remastered 2017)Who Came First (Deluxe)2:43
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Pinball WizardAnother Scoop2:56
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