Happy Birthday Pete Townshend!

ABOUT
Lead guitarist of The Who, the group that released hits like “My Generation.” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

BEFORE FAME
He had plans to become a graphic artist before his music career took off. His grandmother bought him his first guitar in 1956.

TRIVIA
After having a spiritual awakening and becoming a Baba disciple, he was one of very few rock stars who opposed the use of psychedelic drugs.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Karen Astley on May 20, 1968 and they divorced in 2000. He has two daughters named Emma and Aminta and a son named Joseph.

ASSOCIATED WITH
Eddie Vedder called Townshend’s band The Who the greatest live band ever.