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  Pete Townshend - MSN Encarta
Pete Townshend, born in 1945, British rock musician, lead guitarist and chief songwriter for The Who.
Townshend has also published a book of short stories, Horse’s Neck (1985), and the play Lifehouse (2001), which was originally begun in the early 1970s as a multimedia sequel to Tommy.
Townshend said he had only visited child pornography sites on the Internet to do research for his autobiography, maintaining that he believed he had been sexually abused as a boy.
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 www.thewho.net - Pete Townshend
Townshend was primarily raised in the London suburbs of Ealing and Acton.
Townshend nearly wrote all of the songs with Pete singing "The Acid Queen" and "Sensation." Tommy is a deaf, dumb, and blind kid who becomes a Messiah and later is forsaken by his followers.
Pete Townshend is married to Karen Astley and is the father of Emma, Arminta, and Joseph.
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 For Pete's sake - Salon
Pete Townshend has always been a refugee from the sexual fringe, a student of cosmic discomfort and a warrior in the war against unspeakable things.
In it, he relates the story of a friend who was abused as a child (and later committed suicide) and then he talks about child porn as both a shadow industry and a phenomenon, as well as his own childhood and his suspicions that he might have been abused as a toddler.
There are elements of Townshend's dilemma that reek of McCarthy-era thought crime, where to investigate the lunatic fringe is to be suspect of sympathizing with it.
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 CNN.com - Who star freed after porn arrest - Jan. 14, 2003
Pete Townshend, guitarist for The Who, has yet to be officially charged.
Pete Townshend, the legendary guitarist of The Who, has been released from police custody after his arrest on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.
Townshend was arrested at his home in Richmond, southwest London on Monday on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, suspicion of making indecent images of children and suspicion of incitement to distribute indecent images of children, Scotland Yard said.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/01/14/uk.townshend/index.html   (763 words)

 Pete Townshend News
Though half of the original foursome, drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle, is dead, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, the surviving members, are keeping the band alive.
Pete Townshend gets his fill of big, loud arena rock each night while on tour with the Who, but before the shows, he indulges his quieter side during Web casts hosted by his girlfriend, singer/songwriter Rachel...
Pete Townshend, guitarist of the legendary band The Who, almost gave up on the band when punk and electronic music became popular in the late 70s and early 80s.
www.topix.net /who/pete-townshend   (685 words)

 Pete Townshend - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the mid-1980s through the present, Townshend has participated in a series of reunion and farewell concerts with the surviving members of The Who, including a 2002 tour that continued despite Entwistle's death, and a 2006 tour which is also for their new album, Endless Wire.
Townshend showed no predilection for religious belief in the first years of The Who's career and few would have suspected that the violent guitar-smasher was even a closet acolyte.
Townshend became a lower-profile member after 1982 having felt that his just-ended two-year indulgence in cocaine and heroin had made him a poor candidate to be a spokesman.
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 Pete Townshend : Happy Birthday - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Townshend's reading is full of solemnity and the intention of performing the song straight.
This is one of Townshend's storied love songs, directed somewhere else but deep in from the guttersnipe child in his heart who finally reaches out to say hello to the "love man" who will enter his heart and transform him.
While its recording quality is not state of the art, Townshend did his level best to remaster the disc with care and concern for the original sound of the record while opening its range for listeners with a digital prejudice.
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 injusticebusters 2003 > > Pete Townshend latest victim of porn police witchhunt
Townshend has acknowledged using an Internet Web site advertising child pornography, but said he was not a pedophile and was only doing research for an autobiography dealing with his own suspected childhood sexual abuse.
Townshend, unshaven and wearing a fl jacket, left his house by a side entrance at 7:20 p.m., about four hours after police arrived, and was driven away.
Townshend's friend, the model Jerry Hall, said Sunday he was an ``avid supporter'' of child welfare groups and had spoken at length about the dangers of child pornography on the Internet.
www.injusticebusters.com /2003/townshend.htm   (1852 words)

 Pete Townshend Discography
To utter the name Pete Townshend is to invoke memories of The Who, one of the great rock & roll bands.
Townshend was the lifeblood of that band, its driving creative force and the pillar on which that band's greatness rested.
Nothing in Pete's solo catalog could hope to eclipse the accomplishments of The Who, and yet he has released a few albums that surpass anything in the band's catalog after Who Are You.
www.connollyco.com /discography/pete_townshend/index.html   (147 words)

 Salon Brilliant Careers |
I love the look of the older Townshend (as well as the voice, if not always the material) precisely because I keep needing to see how he's turning out, now that he's had to live all these years with his most famous line trailing behind him like a comet's tail.
Townshend was born in 1945 and grew up, like fellow future Who bandmates John Entwistle and Roger Daltrey, in the middle-class London suburb of Shepherd's Bush.
Townshend was the mastermind behind the ambitious, high-flying projects that the band took on -- first "Tommy" and later the more challenging "Quadrophenia" (1973), which actually makes a fair stab at the complexity that was always claimed for "Tommy."
www.salon.com /bc/1998/11/17bc.html   (746 words)

 Pete Townshend Scoop3 by Karl Lozier
Pete's running commentary says that this selection is a typical rehearsal tape.
I thought of Pete's notes as being like a diary and of interest to his fans and probably to other serious listeners.
Classic refers to Pete's writings here as "bringing to life a notebook of his art that may seem to be a bit unorthodox to some".
www.enjoythemusic.com /magazine/music/0902/townshend.htm   (469 words)

 Pete Townsend
Pete was (and always will be) ahead of his time when he recorded this.
TOWNSHEND: It was that song, which is ironic because the song is actually taunting both the homosexuals in America--who were, at the time, dressing themselves up as Nazi generals--and the punks in Britain dressing the same way.
Townshend's admission of having "had a gay life" and his statement that "I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman" came as a surprise to many, including his bandmates...
www.queertheory.com /histories/t/townshend_pete.htm   (1809 words)

 The Smoking Gun: Archive
Townshend was nabbed in January on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, though no such photos were found following a search of his home and computer.
At the time of his arrest, Townshend admitted using his credit card to visit a web site offering child porn, but told cops he was just conducting research.
Townshend claimed that he reached for his telephone and "intended to call the police and take them through the process I had stumbled upon--and bring the pornographers involved to [jail]," but that he decided not to contact authorities after discussing the issue with an attorney.
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 Pete Townshend : Oldies.com
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend, 19 May 1945, Chiswick, London, England, the son of singer Betty Dennis and respected saxophonist Cliff Townshend.
Townshend emerged as leader of this turbulent unit by virtue of his compositional skills.
Townshend later expanded his art to embrace character studies ("Happy Jack" and "Dogs"), but his songs did not translate well in other hands and singles by the Naturals ("It Was You" - reportedly Townshend's...
www.oldies.com /artist-view/Pete-Townshend.html   (180 words)

 CNN.com - Who star link to paedophile probe - Jan. 11, 2003
Townshend: "I think I may have been sexually abused as a child and I was doing research into it"
Rock legend Pete Townshend has issued a public statement denying being a paedophile after his name was linked with a police Internet porn inquiry.
Townshend, who is married with children, continued: "To fight against paedophilia, you have to know what's out there.
europe.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/01/11/uk.townshend   (624 words)

 Pete Townshend - Biography - AOL Music
Pete Townshend was the guitarist and primary songwriter for the Who from 1964 to 1982, also participating in the group's occasional reunions after its formal breakup.
Townshend released Scoop, a two-disc compilation of demos, in 1983 (a second volume appeared in 1987).
Simultaneous with the album's release, Townshend embarked on a reunion tour with the Who, an event that overshadowed The Iron Man, which enjoyed only modest sales.
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 Amazon.com: Empty Glass: Music: Pete Townshend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pete Townshend is the best thing that ever happened to Rock, and EMPTY GLASS is his solo masterpiece, an insightful, invigorating confessional from a man on the edge.
Townshend is Rock's great philosopher and, like all great philosophers, he frequently dips into deep dark spells when he concludes life is pointless.
Townshend's backing band, including members of Big Country, isn't the as hard as the Who, but does rock, and can float through the softer sections of EMPTY GLASS in a way the Who had some trouble attaining.
www.amazon.com /Empty-Glass-Pete-Townshend/dp/B000002J6J   (1142 words)

 Amazon.ca: Pete Townshend: Music from Lifehouse: DVD: Hugo Currie,Toby Leslie,Pete Townshend,Phil Palmer,Chyna,John ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
To this day, Pete Townshend is continuing the exciting musical experiments he first pioneered in a small South London theatre back in 1971.
Watching and hearing Townshend play his compositions from 'Lifehouse' with the backing of a full orchestra and others such as John 'Rabbit' Bundrick and Chucho Merchan was a pleasure.
Pete Townshend's masterpiece is everything you've read about and everything you've dreamed about as a Who fan.
www.amazon.ca /Pete-Townshend-Lifehouse-Hugo-Currie/dp/B00005UQ86   (1025 words)

 Pete Townshend: Gold - PopMatters Music Review
Pete Townshend is kind of doing a lot of things right now.
Townshend's got an imperfect record, and that's reflected here, as well, but the compiling by Matt Kent shows intelligent selection.
For 1996's The Best of Pete Townshend (produced by Astley), the artist gave us a paragraph per song; here he confuses being concise with being glib, and his thoughts are little more than half-formed notes jotted down for his own memory.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/t/townshendpete-gold2005.shtml   (885 words)

 MTV.com - Choose or Lose - Voting 101
Pete Townshend wants to make sure his fans won't get fooled by Michael Moore.
According to Townshend, Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein became personally involved in explaining the film's content to Townshend's manager, Bill Curbishley, and offered to raise his offer "substantially" for the song's use.
In response to Townshend's comments, Moore released a statement Tuesday (July 13) in which he suggested that some of Townshend's ire stems from Moore turning down a request to make a movie about the Who.
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Sample from the "humor" piece: "In conjunction with Pete Townshend's addiction to kiddie porn (not a laughing matter; young children having sex is still disgusting despite what Diopolis says), Bruce Springsteen is putting a series of bonus tracks at the end of his album dedicated to those with child-porno-lovers' disease.
Can someone point out that; 1.) Not all of Pete Townshend's fans are baby boomers, 2.)Not all Pete Townshend fans (and supporters) are disapointed in a man who has not even been charged with a crime and 3.) Perhaps his "disapointing" excuse is true.
Pete's solicitor admited he was charged a fee to access the site, but he claims to not have downloaded.
www.petetownshendisinnocent.com /unfair.html   (765 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Who star Townshend bailed
Rock star Pete Townshend has been released on bail by police after he admitted accessing child pornography websites.
Mr Townshend has admitted he gave his credit card details to see a child porn website, but insisted he had done so for research and was not a paedophile.
The operation was agreed by mutual consent said Mr Townshend's solicitor.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/2651871.stm   (273 words)

 Pete's Lyrics & Albums
Pete was born on May 19,1945 in Chiswick to
And Townshend's "Best Of" CD came out that same year.
In 1998 Pete plays at the "Day In The Garden" Festival in New York.
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 Buy Pete Townshend Tickets - Cheap Pete Townshend Concerts Show Tickets At Onlineseats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Townshend's dynamic, over-the-top guitar playing mellowed to a bluesy, rootsy, down-home strut when he collaborated with ex-Faces bassist Ronnie Lane for a solid duo album in 1976 entitled Rough Mix.
Townshend's first pop-oriented solo album (1972's Who Came First was too eccentric for the mainstream market) was 1980's Empty Glass, featuring the chart-topper "Let My Love Open the Door." The criminally underrated All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes (whose final song, "Slit Skirts," may be Townshend's most moving composition) followed two years later.
Townshend later expanded his art to embrace character studies ("Happy Jack" and "Dogs"), but his songs did not translate well in other hands and singles by the Naturals ("It Was You" - reportedly Townshend's first composition), Oscar ("Join My Gang") and the Barron Knights ("Lazy Fat People") failed to emulate those of the Who.
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 Collecting Pete Townshend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
By this point in his life, Pete Townshend, the leader of The Who and partially deafened by exposure to high-volume on-stage music, can look back over a long and illustrious career.
Pete Townshend was born May 19, 1945 –; virtually at the end of World War II – to Cliff and Betty Townshend.
Young Pete accompanied them on their tours of post-war Britain, getting an early introduction to professional music-making and showbiz.
www.holeintheweb.com /drp/bhd/PeteTownshend.htm   (790 words)

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