19 May 2010

This Date In Rock History: 19 May

Happy Birthday to the Maximum R&B front man of The Who, Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend, born on this date in 1945 in Cheswick, London. The extensive use of feedback; the advent of the "Marshall stack;" the legendary windmill chord and on-stage leaps; arguable creation of the rock opera concept; and - oh, yeah - vanguard singer-songwriter: where's rock 'n roll without any of those? Well, that's Pete Townshend. Glad he didn't die before he got old.

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