Pete Townshend


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Born in Chiswick, London just ten days after the German surrender in 1945, Townshend grows up in a typical middle-class home. His parents, Cliff and Betty Townshend, are both musicians, and as a child he accompanies them on dance band tours. Townshend starts playing guitar at 12. He goes to art school and, after several stints in local ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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(2000-2015)
CSI: NY Music Department
(2004-2013)
Grosse Pointe Blank Soundtrack
(1997)
CSI: Miami Music Department
(2002-2012)

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 2015-2016 CSI: Cyber (TV Series) (composer - 31 episodes)
- Legacy (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Flash Squad (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- 5 Deadly Sins (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Python's Revenge (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
- Fit-and-Run (2016) ... (composer: theme music)
 2000-2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (composer - 324 episodes)
- Under My Skin (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- The End Game (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Last Ride (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- Merchants of Menace (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
- Hero to Zero (2015) ... (composer: theme music)
  CSI: NY (TV Series) (composer - 196 episodes, 2004 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Today Is Life (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Blood Actually (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Seth and Apep (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- White Gold (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Nine Thirteen (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
 2002-2012 CSI: Miami (TV Series) (composer - 232 episodes)
- Habeas Corpse (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Law & Disorder (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- At Risk (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Rest in Pieces (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Good Deed (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
 1980 McVicar (music consultant) / (musician: guitar)
 1979 Quadrophenia (musical director)
 1975 Tommy (musical director) / (musician: arp synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, piano - uncredited)
 1972 Mahoney's Estate (special electronic effects)
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Other Works:

Book: "Who I Am" (biography), London: Harper Collins Publishers. (Hardback) HB ISBN 978 000 746603 0. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 15 Interviews | 7 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Pete Townsend | Peter Townshend | The Who

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on "All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes"] This LP is close to a masterpiece by my own terms. Yes, some critics accused me of being self-indulgent. This is the moment you realise you've become a genius when a mere critic calls you self-indulgent or pretentious. The fact that critics found it self-indulgent made me realise that they couldn't believe I could write a song about anyone but myself.... See more »

Trivia:

The Who's 1969 album "Tommy" came third in Classic Rock Magazine's list of the 30 greatest concept albums of all time (March 2003). See more »

Trademark:

"The Windmill" (strumming a guitar by swinging the whole extended arm in a circle) See more »

Nickname:

Big Nose

Star Sign:

Taurus

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