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Pete Townshend

Rocker Pete Townshend
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Profession: Rocker

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Best known as the guitarist and songwriter for rock group The Who, which was considered one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and 1970s.

Born: May 19, 1945
Birthplace: London, England
Age: 75 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1968-05-20 "The Who" guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend (23) weds Karen Astley in England

Events in the Life of Pete Townshend

  • 1993-04-23 Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC
  • 2003-01-13 Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.

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