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Pete Townshend: Genius of the Simple

Interview by Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, December 1971

Pete Townshend is a little worried about the advancement that is being made with musical equipment and recording studios. "The technology is beginning to overtake ...

Pete Townshend: The Lifehouse Chronicles

Review and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, December 1999

Some day all music will be made this way. In 1970 it seemed so barking mad the band asked him to drop it. Now, Pete’s ...

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Peter Townshend (1979)

Interview by Steven Rosen, Rock's Backpages, Winter 1979

Steven Rosen talks to Pete Townshend about developing his solo style after listening to Jimi Hendrix (1979).

File format: MP3 File size: 842kb<br> Interview length: 1 minute 11 seconds Sound quality: ***

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Interview by Danny Fields, Datebook, November 1966

THE elaborate lunch for Herman's Hermits was just about over, and the hotel ballroom was a dismal vista of plastic décor and messy, empty tables. ...

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Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, February 1971

WHITHER the Who? you might ask, for despite their Live At Leeds album and Pete Townshend's recently announced plans for "musically computerised character analysis" we ...

Peter Townshend Who Came First (Decca/Track)

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Phonograph Record, 1972

HERE WE HAVE the debut album of Peter Baba. Believe it or not, in his youth Baba fronted an incorrigible reds-popping teenage quartet responsible for ...

Eric Clapton & Pete Townshend: Go Get 'Em Eric

Interview by Bill Phillips, New Musical Express, January 1973

BILL PHILLIPS previews the CLAPTON comeback concert – and talks to PETE TOWNSHEND ...

Peter Townshend: Who Came First; John Entwistle: Whistle Rhymes

Review by Jim Esposito, Zoo World, February 1973

PERHAPS THE farthest-reaching cultural upheaval of our era is the formation of subcultures on every plane of society as an escape from the total immensity ...

Pete Townshend: Who's Jimmy?

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1973

IN THE SECOND LEG OF THE TOWNSHEND-MURRAY TALKABOUT, PETE TELLS ALL...AND MORE. ...

Pete Townshend: March Of The Mod

Profile by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, May 1974

IT MAY WELL have been pure chance that produced the most visually exciting guitarist in rock. If Peter Townshend hadn't been born with a big ...

Can You Believe It? Chatting with Pete Townshend

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, June 1974

I bet you'd given up all hope of seeing the second part of this little epic, eh? How many of you even remember the first ...

The Return of You Know Who: Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, September 1977

PETE TOWNSHEND is back — with a new album accompanied by his old mate Ronnie Lane, and with trenchant views on punk. ...

Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane: Rough Mix

Review by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, October 1977

WHATEVER THE reasons may be for Pete Townshend's self-imposed exile from both recording and commenting on the current music scene, it's a relief to have ...

In Which Pete Townshend Gets Personal

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, May 1978

"SHADDUP," YELLS Pete Townshend. Then he slaps his leg and Towser the dog comes running over. "Do you want to go out?" Pete asks, getting ...

Pete Townshend: Picking Up The Pieces

Report and Interview by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, October 1978

"ROGER AND I have really got to get together and thrash out... not a compromise, but what is really gonna work.  And if we can't ...

Pete Townshend: Conversations With Pete

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, April 1980

On an up with britain's longest serving honest man of rock ...

Pete Townshend: Empty Glass (Atco)

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, April 1980

WHAT IS the trouble with these song and dance men who have had their day but won't admit it? They get above themselves, as Parsons ...

Pete Townshend: Empty Glass (Atco)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, April 1980

TO MOST people, it's probably always been obvious that Roger Daltrey was simply Pete Townshend's mouthpiece, the hired vocalist who put the professional gloss on ...

Pete Townshend: Empty Glass

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, June 1980

AS A FUNDAMENTALLY religious artist, Pete Townshend fashions his music from sermons and confessions. Though it's not an easy thing for intellectuals to admit, this ...

Pete Townshend: Empty Glass

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1980

"Heroin" does not rhyme with "mellowing." ...

Pete Townshend: All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, July 1982

HERE IS Pete Townshend: born again. And again, and again, and again, and again... ...

Pete Townshend Stops Hurting People; Stops Hurting Himself

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Creem, November 1982

"PERSONALLY I LIKE the idea of embodying evil in the devil – it doesn't really matter whether you externalize the evil or recognize it as ...

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Book Excerpt by Stuart Grundy, John Tobler, The Guitar Greats (BBC Books), 1983

PETE TOWNSHEND NEEDS little introduction – he is, although he would perhaps reject the term, a celebrity. Pete was born on 19 May 1945, in ...

Pete Townshend: The Unimportance Of Being Townshend

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, March 1983

BEFORE I begin my latest erratic arrangement I must state my position, of which I'm certain. I have never thought that if Peter Townshend cut ...

Pete Townshend: A Musician’s Rocky Road To Bloomsbury

Interview by Mick Brown, Sunday Times, 1985

THERE IS about Pete Townshend nowadays a sense of balance which is hard to equate with the Pete Townshend the pop music audience came to ...

Pete Townshend: A Charter Member Of The Who Deals With The Paradoxes In His Life

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, November 1985

THE SUBJECT IS drug abuse — heroin, cocaine and alcohol — and the speaker is Pete Townshend, former lead guitarist of The Who. Townshend, 40, ...

Who The Hell Does Pete Townshend Think He Is?

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, July 1989

Doesn't time fly? Seems like only yesterday he was a powerful advertisement for reckless hedonism and passionate irresponsibility. Today he's a bookish publishing consultant, earnest ...

What Came Next: Pete Townshend Goes It Alone

Sleevenotes by Ira Robbins, Who Came First, August 1992

As spiritual epiphanies go, Pete Townshend's public acknowledgment of his personal rebirth was made with remarkable understatement for a major celebrity. ...

The Kid's Still Alright: Pete Townshend

Interview by Gerrie Lim, BigO, September 1993

"WHAT A PLEASURE to meet you," Pete Townshend says, hiding nothing behind blue eyes once I'd mentioned the magic mantra (BigO). He quickly extends his ...

Pete Townshend: Parka Life

Interview by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, July 1994

PETE TOWNSHEND, Broadway hit musical owner and destroyer of 1001 guitars, is lounging in the shade of a Twickenham afternoon like a man who's just ...

Pete Townshend: Cooltalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking (Atlantic)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, June 1996

DEAR DEAR PETE, ROCK'S leading luvvie: it's been so temptingly easy to take the piss out of him for his earnestness, his artistic ambition and ...

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Interview by Ira Robbins, Cleveland Live, November 1996

SHORTLY BEFORE THE reunited Who began its month-plus Quadrophenia tour of North America in Portland, Oregon on October 13th, guitarist, singer and composer Pete Townshend ...

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Interview by Ira Robbins, San Francisco Chronicle, 1997

"Roger [Daltrey] speaks a lot about the magic that happens when the three of us get together to play," says Pete Townshend, who spent two ...

Pete Townshend, Noel Gallagher and friends at the Sound Republic

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, December 1998

WHEN WORLDS kaleid... It’s the second "launch" night at Sound Republic, all chrome and cocktails and biz/media chatterati who won’t shut their yap no matter ...

Pete Townshend: on The Who and Lifehouse

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Los Angeles Times, 1999

The Who on the road in America again, just 18 years after their farewell tour? "It’s a long story and not a particularly nice one," ...

Pete Townshend: Peter Rabbits

Interview by Tom Cox, Guardian, The, December 1999

I'M LAUGHING, BUT Pete Townshend is frightening me. "Yes!!!!!" he shouts, and bangs hard on the table in his Richmond studio, for the second time ...

Pete Townshend: The Lifehouse Chronicles

Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, January 2000

Legendary follow up to Tommy — abandoned by The Who in 1971 — finally unveiled in a six-CD box set featuring a radio play, original ...

The Who: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2000

WELL, YOU can't accuse them of being pompous, of inflating their legend. The Who shuffle distractedly onstage as if they're playing a mate's house party, ...

Pete Townshend Online

Interview by Jason Gross, Yahoo! Internet Life, April 2000

2003 NOTE: WHILE IT'S commonplace now for artists to put their material up for fans to preview, it wasn't three years ago, which should show ...

The Who: Lifehouse

Retrospective and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, April 2004

TRICKY CUSTOMER, Lifehouse. Pete Townshend spent the best part of a year from autumn, 1970, trying to explain it... ...

Pete Townshend: The Deluxe Edition Solo Albums (Universal Music)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, May 2006

THIS IS IN DEFENSE of Pete Townshend, who'd probably be the first to argue that he doesn't need anyone defending him in public—least of all ...

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