Pete Townshend - Famous Musician

Pete Townshend Net Worth


Pete Townshend is an English rock musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and author who has a net worth of $150 million. Townshend is best known for being the co-founder, leader, and guitarist for the Who, one of the most popular and successful rock bands of recent memory. Along with contributing to the music of this band, Pete is also the principal songwriter. In total, Townshend has written over 100 songs for the band.

Key facts:

  • Pete Townshend is an English rock musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and author.
  • He is best known for being the co-founder, leader, and guitarist of the Who, one of the most popular rock bands.
  • Townshend has written over 100 songs for the band and is proficient with various instruments including guitar, keyboards, banjo, mandolin, bass guitar, and drums.
  • In addition to his work with the Who, he has released several solo albums and is an established writer, with works including essays, articles, books, and scripts.
  • Pete Townshend has won numerous awards throughout his career and is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Basic Information About Pete Townshend

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Rock Stars
ProfessionsSinger, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Keyboard Player, Author, Composer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Film Producer
Net worth$150,000,000
Date of birth1945-05-19 (79 years old)
Place of birthChiswick
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Curiosities and TrademarksSmashes his guitars after great live performances
"The Windmill" (strumming a guitar by swinging the whole extended arm in a circle)
Revolutionised the use of Gibson SG guitars
Powerslide (hitting a power chord while jumping and sliding across the stage on his knees)
Often starts songs with a simple four chord riff
Elongated nose
Spouse20 May - Karen Astley (Β 1968 - 2000)Β (divorced)Β (3 children)
Height6 ft (1.829 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Pete Townshend win?


Golden Globe

Golder Raspberry


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Pete Townshend awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
BMI TV Music Award - WinnerCSI: Miami2009
BMI TV Music Award - WinnerCSI: Miami2008
BMI TV Music Award - WinnerCSI: Miami2005
BMI TV Music Award - WinnerCSI: NY2013
BMI TV Music Award - WinnerCSI: NY2009
BMI TV Music Award - WinnerCSI: NY2008
BMI TV Music Award - WinnerCSI: NY2005
BMI TV Music Award - WinnerCSI: Crime Scene Investigation2013
BMI TV Music Award - WinnerCSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009
BMI TV Music Award - WinnerCSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008
BMI TV Music Award - WinnerCSI: Crime Scene Investigation2005

Pete Townshend roles

Movie / Series Role
Top GearSelf 1 episode, 2006
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf - Musical Guest 1 episode, 2017
CBS News Sunday MorningSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2012
The Daily ShowSelf 1 episode, 2012
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Musical Guest 1 episode, 1993
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1996

Pete Townshend's Quotes

  • It's not the fact that I WAS brilliant, I AM brilliant.
  • The bad part about growing older is I'm going bald. The good part is my nose seems to be getting shorter.
  • [in 1968, about his rock opera "Tommy"] It's a very complex thing, and I don't know if I'm getting it across.
  • [1979, at the Cannes Film Festival in 1979] We're on the brink of something new. It will be similar to the invention of the American musical in the '30s. There will be a conceptualized, musical-video product and everyone's waiting for the first "Sergeant Pepper", if you like, on video-disc. The contemporary musical form is about to be discovered.
  • [about Lynyrd Skynyrd, who were opening for The Who on a tour in the early '70s] They're really quite good, aren't they?

Pete Townshend's photos

Interesting Facts about Pete Townshend

  1. Has three children: Emma (born in 1969), Aminta (born in 1971) and Joseph (born in 1989).
  2. Pete Townshend is the lead guitarist with The Who (rock band) along with Roger Daltrey and the late John Entwistle and Keith Moon.
  3. Daughter, Emma, is now a recording artist in her own right.
  4. His father Clive was a saxophonist with The Squadronaires Royal Air Force dance band.
  5. His mother Betty was a singer.
  6. His father-in-law Edwin Astley composed the theme music for The Saint (1962).
  7. When he was a young boy, his parents separated and left him with his maternal grandmother, who was clinically insane.
  8. Longtime companion is musician Rachel Fuller.
  9. Officially left The Who in late 1983, one year after the band completed its "farewell" tour. At the time of the tour, the band had said they would continue to record and play live sporadically, but after rehearsing new material the following year, Townshend decided it was time to pack it in. They continue to play live and even tour on occasion, as bands often do after breaking up.
  10. Best known solo albums include 'Empty Glass' (1980), 'All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes' (1982), and 'White City - a Novel' (1985).
  11. Overcame serious drug and alchohol addictions in early 1982, in what was called a "miracle cure."
  12. His daughter Emma sang on his 1985 song "Face the Face", the first single off his "White City" album. She also appeared in the video.
  13. Best known songs penned by Townshend include "My Generation", "Pinball Wizard", "Tommy, Can You Hear Me?", "See Me, Feel Me", "Won't Get Fooled Again", "Behind Blue Eyes", "Baba o' Riley", and "Who are You?"
  14. Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Who) in 1990.
  15. Kicked Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman off the stage at Woodstock when Hoffman interrupted The Who's performance to complain about the festival and to make a speech about imprisoned radical John Sinclair.
  16. The Who's 1969 album "Tommy" came third in Classic Rock Magazine's list of the 30 greatest concept albums of all time (March 2003).
  17. When The Who appeared on The Simpsons (1989) in 2000, Townshend was actually played by his brother, Paul.
  18. Brother of Paul Townshend and Simon Townshend.
  19. He was awarded the 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical Production of 1996 for Tommy performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre with John Entwistle.
  20. Shares a birthday with ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, AD/DC drummer Phil Rudd and Ramones vocalist Joey Ramone.

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