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Pete Townshend: March Of The Mod

Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 18 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 nose he might never have picked up a guitar in the first place, and if he hadn't accidentally bashed his fretboard against a low ceiling in a club at Acton one night long, long ago he might never have developed his peculiar – and totally original – style of playing.

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