Pete Townshend during a book signing in Toronto.
|Date of birth||19 May 1945|
|Place of birth||Chiswick, Middlesex, England|
|Occupation||guitarist in The Who|
Pete Townshend is best known as the guitarist, backing and secondary lead vocalist, principal songwriter, co-founder and leader of the rock band The Who. His career with the Who spans over 50 years, during which time the band grew to be one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 20th century.
"I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman," Townshend said in an interview with radio host Timothy White in September 1989. "And I won't be classified as just a man."
- Interview with Pete Townshend: “Pete Townshend Says He Is Bisexual”, orlandosentinel.com, November 8, 1990