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Friday, May 31, 2013

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend
Birth name: Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
DOB: 5/19/1945
Where: London, England
Height: 6'

-Smashes his guitars after great performances
-His signature move "The Windmill" (strumming his guitar by moving his whole arm in a 360 degree circle)

-Created a revolution around the use of Gibson guitars
-Starts with a simple guitar riff
-His elongated nose
-Was born in London 10 days after the German surrender in 1945
-His daughter Emma is a recording artist
-His mother Betty was a singer in a traveling band
-When he was younger, his parents separated and left him with his grandmother, who was clinically insane
-In early 1982, overcame serious drug and alcohol addiction
-At Woodstock, he kicked Yippie radical Abbie Hoffman off the stage when he interrupted The Who's performance
-Shares a birthday with ZZ Top guitarist Dusty Hill, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, and Ramones vocalist Joey Ramone
-Suffered damage to his hearing after The Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, when drummer Keith Moon's drum set, which contained smoke powder, was supposed to smoke quietly, but instead exploded loudly
-Are the pioneers of the so-called "rock opera"
-Helped Eric Clapton kick his heroin addiction

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