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Pete Townshend
  • Birth Name: Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/19/1945, Taurus
  • Profession: Musician
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Pete Townshend Apologizes For Telling 7-Year-Old to F--- Off

The Who's Pete Townshend issued an apology to a 7-year-old girl he told to f--- off.

According to the Toronto Son, last month Townshend was playing a concert in Ontario when he spotted a sign that read, "Smash Your Guitar, Pete." The 67-year-old rocker apparently then yelled to the girl and her dad, "Go away with that sign, please, just go away with it. Don't bring your children [or] use them. I want to tell you two words but I can't because you've got a child there." Townshend then mouthed the words "f--- off." Eric Michael Costello, the father of the girl, spoke out in the newspaper explaining that the sign was sincere and his daughter was a big fan of the documentary that showed The Who during their equipment-wrecking days. Once Townsend learned this, he issued an apology with the help of a local DJ.

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VIDEO: The Daily Show 10/8/2012

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The Daily Show 10/8/2012
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Length: 28:10
Aired: 10/8/2012

Featuring the extended, unedited interview! - Musician Pete Townshend sits down with Jon to talk about his new book "Who I Am: A Memoir." watch

VIDEO: Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who

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Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who
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Length: 01:59:51
Posted: 12/26/2014

Spanning four decades, this authorized and definitive anthology of The Who relives their journey from humble beginnings to their meteoric rise to rock legend status in a 3-film DVD set. watch


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Year Title Description
2013 The Who on Quadrophenia TV Show Series, Remarks by
2012 Child and Young Adult Cancer Treatment TV Show Series, Remarks by
2011 Dear Mr. Fantasy - A Tribute to Jim Capaldi TV Show Series, Performer
2009 Amazing Journey TV Show Series, Remarks by
2008 The Jimi Hendrix Experience TV Show Series, Appearing

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Top Moments: Today's 9/11 Fiasco and an Awkward X Factor Reunion

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After Rachel and Nick win Bachelor Pad, they have to decide separately if they want to share the $250,000 prize or each keep it for themselves. Rachel chooses to share, but Nick launches into a long diatribe about his unexpected victory. "Nobody sitting up there in the cast, nobody in this audience right now, and nobody sitting at home watching right now would have put their money on me to win this," he says. By the end, it's clear what his choice is: He keeps the money for himself, leaving Rachel with nothing. As Rachel tears up... read more

I guess a reality show without...

I guess a reality show without drama is kind of like a Doors reunion without Jim Morrison: Neither can be taken seriously. So in an attempt to keep it Real (World), this show is exploiting J.D.'s sycophantic comments Tuesday night for some tension. Sure, he kind of dissed his mates by implying they didn't know the INXS catalog, but he's trying to be a rock star, and arrogance is as essential as drunken, incoherent mumbling. Just ask Liam Gallagher. The real question, however, is will the guys in INXS want a lead singer who's been painted as a backstabber by their own show? That doesn't really spell "comeback," does it? Anyway, on to the bottom three. Neal, my early pick to win, is in danger of being sent home! What's with that? Looks like somebody besides Pete Townshend has tinnitus, and I reckon it could be me. Still, Neal's vicious performance of "Suicide Blonde" has frontman written read more


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