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Pete Townshend is the legendary lead guitarist and principal songwriter for The Who, one of the most influential rock-and-roll bands of all time. He is one of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. He resides in West London, where he was raised.
It feels like he wrote the book for himself as much as he did it for us, which makes it even better.
Book is very disjointed throughout where it looks like he is giving details then drops a fact in the makes you realize he left so much out.
I did some research on the two albums and saw that Pete Townshend was behind the music and lyrics of the band.
Mr. Townsend says it was hard to cut out 50% of his original manuscript to bring the book down to average book size. But why cut it down at all? At least for an ebook? Read morePublished 1 day ago by Philip Gibson
An engrossing read, Townsend talks to you rather than reciting or just listing events. He comes off more proper than I thought he was , a real English gent. Read morePublished 2 days ago by santo mollica
I admire Pete's work with the Who, but after reading this book, it seems that their relevance was short lived. An interesting perspective for one of its creative forces to have. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jules
Well written , I felt his pain, love him, the Who, and his brilliancePublished 3 days ago by Gary Borker
A musical genius! I rarely read autobiographies but since I have always been a fan I thought I would give it a try and enjoyed it immensely! A literate and open story of his life.Published 4 days ago by John E. Zipay
If you don't mind reading about wanton destruction of instruments and personal license framed as the cry of a new generation, I suppose this is for you. Read morePublished 6 days ago by CRE
A good depiction of life as a member of a very popular band. Pete writes about his inner conflicts about the songs he wrote for the band. Read morePublished 6 days ago by P. Silk
I really wanted to like this book, being a huge Who fan. Unfortunately, I came away with a pretty awful opinion of Pete Townshend and I did not enjoy the read. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Gorap