Who Are You: The Life Of Pete Townshend from Omnibus Press
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One of the most in depth and frank biographies I've read, Who Are You: The Life Of Pete Townshend by Mark Wilkerson reaches deep into the soul of a man many consider an artistic force majeure. Wilkerson has organized the story into bracketed chapters of time--periods of change in Townshend's course through life. The author uses relevant quotes from trade magazine interviews plus interviewed Townshend himself and more than a dozen other Townshend friends, family members and associates to support and explain Townshend's own version of the history of himself and, of course, The Who.
I was struck by Pete Townshend total "honesty" in the way he lays out his feelings and emotions throughout this detailed study of his life. I also came away with the understanding that Pete Townshend worked at his "art" more than anything else in his life--more than his marriages, more than his friends and his band mates, and even more than his health. When the rest of The Who were out relaxing and partying after a show, Pete would return to his home studio and work on songs, recording demos, or new sounds on the primitive synthesizers of the day.
|Author Mark Wilkerson and Pete|
A fascinating story about the man who wrote: "I hope I die before I get old," Who Are You: The Life Of Pete Townshend is a classic Rock biography. From Omnibus Press, check www.omnibuspress.com for more.
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