The best part about working for Christie’s is when unexpected rock and roll items come through the door and turn out to have great historical significance
Pete Townshend of The Who, infamous for his “Hope I die before I get old” line in The Who’s “My Generation,” celebrated his 65th birthday today (Wednesday, May 19th).
The Who’s Pete Townshend is one of many musical icons who sing the praises of Paul Rodgers.
From the start, David Bowie regarded the song “Space Oddity” with confidence. He played a demo to The Who’s Pete Townshend, who gave it the thumbs up, and so did Marc Bolan, a longtime friend whose word, Bowie seemed to believe, was gospel.
"Who Are You: The Life Of Pete Townshend": Mark Wilkerson’s biography of The Who’s Pete Townshend is a detailed look at the life and work of one of rock’s legendary figures. Put out by Omnibus Press, the book has been hailed as one of the most detailed and exhaustive studies of the driving force behind The Who. Wilkerson talked about his book and Townshend in a recent interview.
With The White Album, Paul McCartney, too, drew inspiration from far and wide, most impressively from an interview with The Who’s Pete Townshend, published in one of the music papers.