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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.
If you like The Who or Pete's solo stuff ( I do) then I think you'll like this book. It gives you a look at the dynamics of the group and the backround of some of the best rock... Read morePublished 1 day ago by James M. Cowley
I always wondered what made Pete Townsend tick. "Who I Am" gave me ample insight into that. It was an amazingly frank autobiography. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Glenn Speller
Some of the reviews say it's boring, some say it's great. I thought it was great. The only slow part of the book was the late 80's, other than that he writes wonderfully through... Read morePublished 5 days ago by G. Moir
I kind of wish Pete would've had a co-writer on this book. he seems to be a pretty modest man so he doesn't elaborate on some subjects. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Scott Cosby
Read like a diary of a drunk guy. No depth. What drove some of these great songs? Seems like he did a lot of his life for money. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Moinmoin
I've always respected him; now I love and respect him! Great read for any Who fan!Published 14 days ago by Teresa Zlonis
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 16 days 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 17 days ago by santo mollica