Behind Blue Eyes

Behind Blue Eyes

The Life of Pete Townshend

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
A biography of the Who guitarist is based on interviews with friends, co-workers, and Townshend himself, detailing his rise from a dysfunctional family in working class London to international rock stardom and his turbulent personal life

Blackwell North Amer
He was the brains behind the innovative and phenomenally popular band the Who. He invented rock opera with the ever-successful Tommy. His is an outstanding guitarist whose career has flourished over three decades. Pete Townshend has lived a fascinating, often troubled life, but strangely he has never been the subject of a biography. Now, rock authority Geoffrey Giuliano, who has known Townshend intimately for over twenty years, provides a complete look at the composer's turbulent and eventful life.
In Behind Blue Eyes, Giuliano draws on interviews with close friends, co-workers, and fellow musicians, including Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and Keith Richards, as well as with Townshend himself.
With a complete discography of British and American releases and a full chronology of Townshend's life as well as that of the Who, Behind Blue Eyes is an authoritative and irresistible portrait of rock's often contradictory and all-too-human reigning elder statesman.

& Taylor

Interviews with friends and fellow musicians recall the legendary rock guitarist's childhood, his productive years with "The Who," his addictions, his musical talent, his relations with band members, and other aspects of his life. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, 1996.
ISBN: 9780525940524
Branch Call Number: 920 TOWNSHEND, P.
Characteristics: x, 340 p., [8] l. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


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