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Pete Townshend | Who I Am: A Memoir*

Wed, October 10, 2012 7:30 P.M.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Cost: FREE


The Pete Townshend event will take place at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104. Doors open for the event at 6:45.

A founding member of The Who—“possibly the greatest live band ever” (Eddie Vedder)—and mighty force in rock music, Pete Townshend wrote more than 100 songs for the band's 11 studio albums, including the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, plus more than 100 songs for solo albums and other projects. Inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he ranks no. 10 in Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. He received a Tony Award in 1993 for the theatrical production of The Who's Tommy, and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ivor Novello Awards in London. Who I Am charts Townshend’s life from childhood to the glory days of The Who to the present. 

In conversation with author and musician Wesley Stace

Signing guidelines: Mr. Townshend will only sign copies of his new book purchased at the event. No memorabilia, albums etc. permitted. He will not pose for photographs.


University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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