"Rock music is important to people because it allows them to escape this crazy world. It allows them not to run away from the problems that are there, but to fae up to them, but at the same time sort of dance all over them. That's what rock and roll is about." - Pete Townshend
Peter Dennis Blandford ('Pete') Townshend (Chiswick, Londen, 19 mei 1945) is een Engelse rockgitarist, -zanger, -songwriter en -componist die vooral bekend is door zijn rol als gitarist en belangrijkste songwriter van de Britse rockband The Who.
The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide and establishing their reputation equally on live shows and studio work.