Townshend Book Due in October [VIDEO]
Pete Townshend’s book is hitting store shelves in October. Here’s a preview of what fans can expect.
The long awaited Pete Townshend autobiography will be made available later this fall and you may or may not remember that Pete got into some trouble while doing some research for the book. Pete believes he was sexually abused when he was a child and he was looking up some things on the Internet and was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. He has since been cleared of the charges, but his publisher, Harper Collins says Pete will be talking about his “frenetic childhood of displacement and abuse.” They also claim that Pete has a “wild story” to tell. He will also be talking about how he met Roger Daltrey and the formation of The Who and their rise to fame and status as one of the most iconic rock bands of their time.
Pete will also be talking about the creative process and decadence of the 70’s. He will tell the tale with “brutal honesty” and yes, he will be talking about his arrest.
The book will be called Who I Am and will be on store shelves October 8.
By the way, it was on this day in 1979 that The Who played their first show without drummer Keith Moon who had died just over a year ago. Faces drummer Kenny Jones took over drumming duties from 1979 to 1982, but quit the band after their first farewell tour due to differences with Roger Daltrey.
Here’s a short video of Pete talking about how the book came together.