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Simon Townshend

Real Name:Simon John Townshend
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British guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, born 10 October 1960 in Chiswick, London, England, UK. He is the son of the jazz musician Cliff Townshend and the youngest brother of The Who's guitarist Pete Townshend and Paul Townshend. Father of drummer Ben Townshend. Uncle of Emma Townshend and Aminta Townshend (Pete's daughters).

Though not credited on The Who's 1969 recording of Tommy, he sang in the "Rise, Rise, Rise" vocal chorus in the song "Smash The Mirror." Released his first three 45s from 1974 to 1976, one entitled Janie named after his future wife. In 1975, sang on the Tommy (Original Soundtrack Recording). Circa 1977, formed On The Air (2) with Mark Brzezicki and Tony Butler. In 1983, released Sweet Sound, produced by his brother Pete. After 1985's Simon Townshend's Moving Target, a contractual dispute resulted in a 10-year delay until 1996's Among Us. Performed on 1989's The Iron Man (The Musical By Pete Townshend), 1993's Psychoderelict; on Roger Daltrey's 1994 "Daltrey Sings Townshend" tour, on The Who's 1996/97 Quadrophenia tour, and the 1998 and 2000 British Rock Symphony tours. Performs with his son, drummer Ben Townshend since 1996. Member of The Who's touring band since 2002.

Sites:simontownshend.com , Wikipedia , thewho.info , thewho.com , ascap.com
In Groups:On The Air (2), Simon Townshend Band, Simon Townshend's Moving Target, The Casbah Club, The RD Crusaders
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