Behind Blue Eyes: The Life of Pete Townshend

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Riddled with inconsistencies, this overlong and occasionally self-serving biography of the Mod rock satyr offers little about its subject that fans don't already know. Founding member and driving ... Read full review

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Touted as the "world's loudest rock band," The Who has also been one of the most innovative and popular musical groups for more than 30 years now. The creative force behind the band has always been ... Read full review

Contents

ONES Life House I Childhood Trauma I
22
Jagged Glory I Mod World
43
Titans The Who
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Copyright

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Giuliano is a renowned rock-and-roll biographer and an acknowledged expert on The Beatles.

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