Pete Townshend has lived a fascinating, often troubled life, but strangely, he has never been the subject of a biography--until now. This first-ever portrait of the genius behind The Who chronicles his amazing career, death-defying addictions, and enduring presence as one of the world's greatest popular composers and performers. of photos.Pete Townshend has lived a fascinating, often troubled life, but strangely, he has never been the subject of a biography--until now. This first-ever portrait of the genius behind The Who chronicles his amazing career, death-defying addictions, and enduring presence as one of the world's greatest popular composers and performers. of photos.Read Less
Photos. New/New. 6 x 9-1/2 " 0525940529 1996 FIRST EDITION Hardcover book in DJ 1st Printing in original glossy black Jacket; this is the black background photo variation jacket with the round photo of Townshend, as distributed in England and Canada...Never opened, Never owned, Never marked...Please note, this has faint marks to glossy black dj as is common with this volume, and one indent with tiny pinprick; not noticeable inside new protective sleeve, tiny corner bumps to edges...still Nice Clean Gift Giving collectible quality...Jacket protected in New non-stick removable clear mylar sleeve...340 Pages with index...Bibliography...Discography of British & American Releases & List of Bootlegs...illustrated with 16 Pages Black & White Glossy Photographs...Jacket has front photo of young Pete Townshend on front and small photo Geoffrey Guiliano inside back...Author Geoffrey Guiliano is a top international celebrity biographer and authority on Pop Music...He is the author of Dark Horse-The Private Life of George Harrison Blackbird-The Life and Times of Paul McCartney The Lost Beatles Interviews Not Fade Away-The Rolling Stones Collection and others...In this life story of the legendary Pete Townshend, whom he has known personally for over 20 years, he tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the man who was the brains behind the phenomenally popular band The Who....Pete Townshend has lived a fascinating, often troubled life....He invented Rock Opera with the astonishingly-successful 'Tommy'...He is an outstanding musician, whose career as a guitarist has flourished for over 3 decades....but....strangely enough...there has never before been a biography written about him....In this fascinating book, the author draws on interviews with close frien ds and fellow artists...including Eric Clapton...Paul McCartney...and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones...as well as with Townshend himself...He tells the strange tale of what it was like to grow up in the shadow of a sexually v oracious mother...to turn to music as an escape from the mockery of schoolmates...to develop from an unskilled, musically-illiterate guitarist...into the composer-performer who led John Entwistle...Roger Daltrey...and Keith Moon...to the height of musical stardom with their band The Who...and...to indulge in the kind of excess in his personal life that would have killed many men, and actually did kill a number of his closest friends...Explores the contradictions of a poli tical radical...who made and squandered millions....a husband & father...who engaged in the sex orgies that came with stardom...a devoted believer in the spiritual teachings of the mystic from India Meher Baba...yet who also abused every a ppetite and desire...A full chronology of Townshend's life as well as that of The Who...This is the fascinating true story behind Pete Townshend...showing a man looking back...looking forward...and looking in his own mirror..." Behind Blue Eyes-The Life of Pete Townshend ". 1996 First Edition Hardcover in original Glossy Black Jacket...published by McClelland & Stewart, London / Toronto, in English only *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely Worldwide since 1965 ***
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