Pete Townshend

Real Name:
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
Profile:
British guitarist, composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and author, born 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, West London, England, UK. He is best known for his more-than 50-year association with the rock band The Who, as co-founder and leader, principal songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist.

Established and owned Pete Townshend's Home Studio (a series of six home studios). In the early 1970s, he unveiled a number of companies under the umbrella of Eel Pie, which incorporated the studios Goring Studios, Boathouse Studios/Oceanic Studios, Twickenham/Eel Pie Studios (in Twickenham, London), Eel Pie Studio, Soho, London and Grand Cru Studios. He sold the studios in 2008.

In 1983, Townshend received the Brit Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 1990, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Who. Grammy Award winner in 1994 (Best Musical Show Album, for The Who's Tommy (Original Cast Recording)) and again in 2001 (Lifetime Achievement Award). In 2001, he received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Son of Cliff Townshend and oldest brother of Paul Townshend and Simon Townshend. Owner of Towser. On 20th May 1968, he married Karen Astley, thus becoming son-in-law of Edwin Astley and brother-in-law of Jon Astley, Virginia Astley and Alison Astley. He and Karen's children are Emma Townshend (born 28.3.1969), Aminta Townshend (born 24.4.1971) and Joseph Townshend (born 1989). He and Karen separated in September 1994 and finally divorced in 2009. He then secretly married Rachel Fuller in Twickenham, London, in December 2016 (more than two decades after their romance began).
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none Happy Birthday — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane - Happy Birthday (Album) Universal Spiritual League none UK 1970 Sell This Version
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PR-A-160 A Special Record — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend And Thunderclap Newman Pete Townshend And Thunderclap Newman - A Special Record(LP, S/Sided) Track Record PR-A-160 US 1970 Sell This Version
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3191 102 Who Came First — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Who Came First (Album) Track Record, Track Record 3191 102 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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003-76 With Love — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend With Love (Album) Universal Spiritual League 003-76 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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79 00974 Rough Mix — Pete Townshend Pete TownshendRonnie Lane Pete TownshendRonnie Lane - Rough Mix (Album) Polydor 79 00974 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
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C-294 A Conversation With Peter Townshend  — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend A Conversation With Peter Townshend (3xLP, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting C-294 US 1979 Sell This Version
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ATC 50 699 Empty Glass — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Empty Glass (Album) ATCO Records, ATCO Records ATC 50 699 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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SAM 121/122 The Pete Townshend Tapes — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend The Pete Townshend Tapes(2xLP, Album, Promo) ATCO Records SAM 121/122 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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none An Exclusive Interview With Pete Townshend — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend An Exclusive Interview With Pete Townshend ATCO Records, D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. none US 1982 Sell This Version
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SD 38-149 All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes (Album) ATCO Records, ATCO Records SD 38-149 US 1982 Sell This Version
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IT-4 The Inside Track — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend / Lou Reed / Mick Jones Pete Townshend / Lou Reed / Mick Jones - The Inside Track(2xLP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. IT-4 US 1982 Sell This Version
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SAM 150 Pete Listening Time — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Pete Listening Time(LP, Ltd, P/Mixed, Promo) ATCO Records SAM 150 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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79 00631 Scoop — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Scoop (Album, Comp) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 79 00631 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
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IT-16 The Inside Track — Pete Townshend Joan Jett / Pete Townshend / Johnny Rotten Joan Jett / Pete Townshend / Johnny Rotten - The Inside Track(2xLP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. IT-16 US 1983 Sell This Version
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OTR # 83-18 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — Pete Townshend Mary Turner (4), Pete Townshend Mary Turner (4), Pete Townshend - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR # 83-18 US 1983 Sell This Version
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2 52392-2 White City (A Novel) — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend White City (A Novel) (Album) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 2 52392-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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A1-90553 Pete Townshend's Deep End Live! — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Pete Townshend's Deep End Live! (Album) ATCO Records A1-90553 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
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KB 611 King Biscuit Flower Hour (Part One) — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend King Biscuit Flower Hour (Part One)(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting KB 611 US 1986 Sell This Version
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OTR 86-17 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — Pete Townshend Mary Turner (4), Pete Townshend Mary Turner (4), Pete Townshend - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One OTR 86-17 US 1986 Sell This Version
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635 Best of The Biscuit — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Best of The Biscuit(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting 635 US 1986 Sell This Version
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KB 612 King Biscuit Flower Hour (Part Two) — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend King Biscuit Flower Hour (Part Two)(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting KB 612 US 1986 Sell This Version
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7 90539-2, 90539-2 Another Scoop — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Another Scoop (Album, Comp) ATCO Records 7 90539-2, 90539-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
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673, none King Biscuit Flower Hour — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend / David Gilmour / Chrissie Hynde Pete Townshend / David Gilmour / Chrissie Hynde - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records, DIR Broadcasting 673, none US 1987 Sell This Version
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CO 88-12 Superstar Concert Series  — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Superstar Concert Series Westwood One CO 88-12 US 1988 Sell This Version
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TC-TCV-2592, TCV 2592, OVEDC 355 The Iron Man (The Musical By Pete Townshend) — Pete Townshend Pete Townshend The Iron Man (The Musical By Pete Townshend) (Album) Virgin, Virgin TC-TCV-2592, TCV 2592, OVEDC 355 Australia 1989 Sell This Version