Seventy Years of Pop Music: Talk to Pete Townshend (2023)

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(Video) Pete Townshend - A Friend Is A Friend - The Iron Man

New Wave, Synth Pop, Post-Pank, Alt-Pop, Rock, Soft Rock, Proto-Punk, Art Rock, Goth-Rock


[New Wave/synthpop]

Talk Talk's signature sound was grand and symphonic, mainly due to the keyboards, heavy drums and synthesizers.

The Party's Over (1982). The debut, while not representative of later albums, gave an idea of ​​what was to come. A list of the best moments would be a waste of time, as every piece is worth it.

It's My Life (1984). The title track is a hit. Highlights include "Dum Dum Girls", "It's a Shame", "Tomorrow Started", "The Last Time" and "Does Caroline Know".

The Color of Spring (1986). The excellent "Life Is What You Make It" leads the pack." Standout tracks include "Living In Another World," "Give It Up" and "Time It's Time."


[Post-Punk/New Wave/Alt Pop-Rock]

Talking Heads '77 (1977). The impressive debut album. Highlights include "Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town", "Psycho Killer", "Who Is It?", "First Week/Last Week... Carefree", "Love — Building On Fire" and "Sugar on My Language'.

More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978). "Take Me to the River" is the biggest hit. Standout tracks: "The Good Thing", "Thank You for Send Me An Angel", "With Our Love" and the elegiac "The Big Country".

Fear of Music (1979). The friendly 'Life While Wartime' stands out in the dance. Other highlights include "Cities", "Air", "Heaven" and "Animals".

Stay in the Light (1980). A step back, in terms of accessibility, with 'Once In a Lifetime' getting a lot of airplay. Other great songs are 'Crosseyed and Painless'.

Speaking in Tongues (1983). The band breaks out with radio-friendly songs that bring them a bigger audience. Highlights include "This Must Be the Place", Top Ten hit "Burning Down the House", "Making Flippy Floppy", "Girlfriend Is Better", Swamp and "Pull Up the Roots".

Stop Making Sense (1984). A great soundtrack from the groundbreaking Jonathan Demme film. A welcome change for fans of these familiar songs.

Little Creatures (1985). In terms of exposure, this is their best album. 'And She Was', 'Stay Up Late' and Road to Nowhere' were big hits. Highlights include 'The Lady Don't Mind', 'Perfect World', 'Walk It Down' and the thrilling 'Television Man".

True Stories (1986). Contains songs from the movie "True Stories" such as the amazing "Love for Sale", the hit "Wild Wild Life", "Puzzlin' Evidence", "Hey Now", "Papa Legba" and the beautiful "City of Dreams" .”

Naked (1988). As with most bands, there comes a time when they call it quits, run out of gas, or some other cliché of their choice. Not only has that bold sound been replaced by jazzy horns and slurs, but there just aren't that many good songs here. "Nothing But Flowers", "Cool Water" and "The Democratic Circus" are the exceptions.


[Alt Pop Rock]

These New Zealand "littles" are upright.

The short and sick of it (1985). Indie rock doesn't get much more interesting than this. Rock, pop, sultry ballads and post-punk. It's all there, part of the fun comes from the unexpected - because you really don't know what's coming next, although it's usually a pleasant surprise. And while it's on the lo-fi side, the quality of the songwriting trumps everything.

Hello cruel world (1987). A better introduction to the group than the previous album, but it's all good, the stellar overshadowing the weird.

Weville (1990). A mix of lo and hifi, the musical variant still intact.

Fork Numbers (1992). More than we've come to expect from these kings of lo-fi.

3 episodes (1994). Music collected between 1992 and 1993. More good stuff.


[Soft Rock]

Dear Baby James (1970). James Taylor tops the chart with "Fire and Rain", which reaches #3 for fourteen weeks. ("Country Road" would hit the charts the following year.) Other strong songs include "Sweet Bay James" and "Blossom."

Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971). Two hits this time with No. 1 'You've Got a Friend' and 'Long Ago and Far Away'. Other notable songs are "Soldiers" and "Mud Slide Slim".

One-Man Dog (1972). "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" hits the charts. Highlights: 'One Man's Parade', 'One Morning in May' and 'Dance'.

Running Man (1974). The title track is a minor hit.

Gorilla (1975). "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You" stayed at #5 for ten weeks. Other notable songs: "I Was a Fool to Care", "Mexico", "Music", "Wandering", "Gorilla", "Sarah Maria" and "Love Songs".

Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1976). Notable for the inclusion of two reworked songs made even better for it: "Something In the Way She Moves" and "Carolina In My Mind".


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[New Wave/poprock]

The Pain (1983). Their debut is also their best album. Filled with catchy melodies and masterful arrangements, the subject matter may be austere, but the execution is stunning. The best songs are 'The Hurting', 'Mad World', 'Pale Shelter', 'Change' and 'The Prisoner'. Excellent perfomance.

Songs of the Great Chair (1985). Three Top Ten hits on their second album make them a household name: "Everybody Wants To Rule the World", "Shout" and "Head Over Heels". Then there's 'Broken', 'Listen' and the stunning, breakthrough hit 'Mothers Talk'.

The Seeds of Love (1989). It has the hit "Sowing the Seeds of Love" but not much else.

Everybody Loves a Happy Ending (2004). A comeback album of sorts, in the sense that it's better than anything they've done since 'Big Chair'. Accompanying the Beatles on the title track, the upbeat "Call Me Mellow" has a plucked string accompaniment to die for. "Who Killed Tangerine" rocks, as does "Quiet Ones".



Marquee Moon (1977). Hard to describe an avant-garde punk band that was more like rock. Maybe it's Tom Verlaine's guitar or the songwriting good enough to warrant an album without filler. Either way, it's a unique set of songs that reward repeated listens.

Adventure (1978). A simpler album with better songs.


[Postpunk/New Wave]

... And Don't the Kids Like It (1980). If you can overlook (or listen past) the abysmal audio quality, you'll find plenty of great tracks here. Rock, New Wavy music with a sixties sensibility and the necessary hard edge with which these songs are distinguished.

Mama, You're Not Looking at Me (1981). Transitioning to dark themes, but also a time shift to a more psychedelic sound. Lots of good songs, but again with the blurry sound...

The Painted Word (1984). The sound is better, but the album is not as captivating.

Privilege (1989). Darker themes, but the music is generally better than the previous release.

Closer to God (1992). Sugar-coating cynicism and mental illness isn't everyone's idea of ​​a good time. But if it's yours, you'll enjoy this downer party.


[Alt Pop Rock]

Soul Winning (1983). Seven track album with three standout tracks: 'Giant', 'This Is the Day' and the amazing 'Uncertain Smile'.

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Music for Zappa fans who want something more accessible.

10cc (1973). The debut features the hit 'Rubber Bullets'. “The Dean and I” is another great song, with a Beach Boys feel. "Speed ​​​​​​​​Kills" is rippling, but has surprises in store for the patient - something that can be said for the entire collection.

Scores (1974). Full of weird, interesting songs like "Silly Love" "The Worst Band in the World". Sometimes the music runs like Queen, like on "Clockwork Creep," but it won't stay that way for long. At other times, on "The Wall Street Shuffle" and the lengthy "Somewhere In Hollywood," the music has a Supertramp vibe. Admittedly, this is just a warm-up for the albums to come, it's a wild ride with skilled musicians and arrangements.

The Original Soundtrack (1975). The band scored a major hit with "I'm Not In Love", which spent eleven weeks in the Top Ten. Other notable songs include "Blackmail", "Flying Junk", the silly "Life Is a Minestrone" and "Good News".

How dare you? (1976). The inspired silliness continues with the exquisite "Art for Art's Sake," not to mention that inspired title track. "Lazy Ways" is rocking and "Iceberg" needs to channel the Sparks, for all its manic glee. "Don't Hang Up" and "Get It While You Can" end the album on a mixed note, but you'll be glad to hear them.

Deceitful Bends (1977). Two more hits with "The Things We Do for Love" and "People In Love". Then there are the other masterpieces: the jam-packed "Good Morning Judge", "Marriage Bureau Rendezvous", "Honeymoon with B Troop", "You've Got a Cold", "Hot to Trot" and the final track "I am so relax i'm lying down.


[Alt Pop Rock]

Goofy, weird, wildly inventive - whatever style you choose for TMBG, you're likely to get a little out of your depth, which in itself isn't a bad description of these gifted musical chameleons.

They Could Be Giants (1986). On the debut, we have the same music that we will hear on future albums - a little bit of everything, and sometimes within a song. That's why it's best to just buckle up and hit play. "Everything Right is Wrong Again" and "Don't Let's Start" sound normal enough and "Hotel Detective" stands out. But normal is no fun, so there's the wonderfully weird 'Rabid Child', as well as 'Youth Culture Killed My Dog' and 'Nothing's Gonna Change My Clothes'.

They're Lost (1986). A collection of rarities that sound just as good as a regular album.

Lincoln (1988). While "Lincoln" the opener and the hilarious "Santa's Beard" are pretty straightforward, they are the exception. But that's no problem, because there's so much to choose from at this music festival that you won't be disappointed. 'Stand on Your Own Head', 'Purple Toupee', a Latin 'The World's Address' and the paranoid 'Where Your Eyes Don't Go' are thrilling. Stranger is 'Lie Still Little Bottle', 'Cage and Aquarium', 'Piece of Dirt' and the odd 'Shoehorn With Teeth'. But with this group, "weird" is beautiful, because it's their boundless imagination that keeps things more than interesting.

Flood (1990). Sometime in the 90's 'Birdhouse In Your Soul' and 'Istanbul' became hits. Meanwhile, songs like "Twisting", "Your Racist Friend", "We Want a Rock", "Someone Keeps Moving My Chair", "Hearing Aid" and "Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love" play away and we wonder what we ever have did before TMBG came along.

Various T (1991). B-Sides and miscellany abound: "Hey, Mr. DJ," "Lady Is a Tramp," "It's Not My Birthday," "The Biggest One," and "We're the Replacements."

Apollo 18 (1992). If you're willing to skip the twenty-one tracks of the excerpts, you'll still have forty minutes of music. What those forty minutes entail will depend on your tolerance for the weird, the funny, the exciting, and the disturbing. But if you're a TMBG fan, you're already in for it. Highlights include the manic speed guitar from "Dig My Grave", "My Evil Twin", "Status Got Me High", the epic "Hall of Heads" and "The Guitar", "See the Constellation" and "Hypnotist of Dames."

John Henry (1994). TMBG play with a real band! Great all around.

Factory Showroom (1996). It is John Henry II.

Just One Weekend (1999).



Filigree and Shadow (1986). If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is the place to be. Apart from a strong track or two, most of what's here would fit nicely in the Enya section of your music collection. Calm and safe and gentle. Finally boring. But don't take my word for it...

Velvet Belly: string instrument. The Jeweler: Nice and quiet song - strings and vocals.

(Video) Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door

Ivy & Neet: Piano and Strings on a Tone Poem. Reflective music.

Meniscus: Brighter instrumental with guitars and strings.

Tears: Instrumental Intermediate.

Tarantula: Aside from the title, this is the first solid song with a happy mood. Beautiful vocal arrangement that sounds angelic at times.

My Father: Very long ode to a father.

Come here my love: Trancemuziek.

First and then: another interlude.

Strength of Strings: First track with drums. Slow and deliberate, it sounds a bit like a George Harrison piece, with chorus and strings.

Morning Glory: Tim Buckley's oft-covered song, given the arthouse treatment.

Inch blue: Intermezzo.

I Want to Live: It's a nice duet, but nothing special.

Mama (K1): This art of in-between is starting to sound like something straight out of Art of Noise.

Filigree & Shade: Same as above.

Firebrothers: Not much going on here beyond distorted vocals and keyboards.

Thai (1): Orchestral interlude.

I Must Have Been Blind: Slow fade.

A Heart of Glass: An honest-to-good-tempo section returns, backed by somber-sounding synths.

Only: string interlude.

Mama (K2): Meaningless string interlude.

The Horizon Bleeds and Sucks Its Thumb: The drums return and breathe some life into this otherwise funereal atmosphere.

Drugs: duet with nothing else. Boring.

Red Rain: Pleasantly organic, but nothing much happens here.

Thai (2): Cloudy organic.


[New Wave/poprock]

In the name of love


We are detectives

If you were here

Love by your side

Hold me now

Arts! Arts!

With recorders

The gap

Sister of Mercy

Don't mess with Doctor Dream

Put your hands on me

king for a day

No racing

Get that love

Good bye


[pop rock]

(Video) Pete Townshend /// Quadrophenia Demo Tapes, 1973

Try a Little Tenderness (1969)

One (1969)

Easy To Be Hard (1969)

Eli's Coming (1969)

Celebrate (1970)

Mama Told Me (1970)

In the Country (1970)

One Man Band (1970)

Joy to the World (1971)

Liar (1971)

One Old Fashioned Love Song (1971)

I've Never Been to Spain (1972)

The Family of Man (1972)

Black and White (1972)

Pieces of April (1972)

Shamballa (1973)

Let Me Serenade You (1973)

The Show Must Go On (1974)

Sure As I Sit Here (1974)

Play Something Sweet (1974)

Until the World Ends (1975)


[Paisley Underground]

Sixteen Tambourines / Baroque Hoedown (1983)

Arrival Without Journey (1985)

Ever After (1986)


[New wave]

Love in the void

Voices they carry

What about love?



Before there was Love and Rockets, there was Tones on Tail. With a leaner, leaner sound, the band had several minor hits from their one studio album before calling it quits.

Everything! (1998). This compilation features all twenty-five of the band's songs, including 'Lions', 'Twist', 'Go', 'Happiness', 'Performance', 'Real Life' and 'Christian Says'. In the middle of some of these songs you can hear the genesis of the Love and Rockets sound emerging.


[Rock n Roll]

Who Was First (1972). Townshend's first solo album contains great music. "Pure and Easy", "Let's See Action", "Time is Passing", "Sheraton Gibson" and "Parvardigar".

Rough mix (1977). Better than his debut, with help from Ronnie Lane. Music rockers will love the title track, two beautiful ballads, "Annie" and "Heart to Hang Onto", a wry confessional, "Misunderstood", "Catmelody", a hard R&B track and the orchestral epic "Street in the City". ."

Leegh glas (1980). "Let My Love Open the Door" was Pete's top hit." Hoogtepunten: "Rough Boys," "And I Moved," "Jools and Jim" and "Keep on Working."

All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes (1982). No big hits, but extremes like 'The Sea Refuses No River', 'Face Dances, Pt. 2'Exquisitely Bored', 'Communication', 'North Country Girl' and 'Slit Skirts'.

White City: A Novel (1985). Another hit with 'Face the Face'. Standout songs are 'Secondhand Love' and 'White City Fighting'.


What did Pete Townshend think of Pink Floyd? ›

Syd Barrett was wonderful,” Pete Townshend recalls of Pink Floyd, “and so were the rest of them. I fell in love with the band and the club itself.”

What did Pete Townshend think of the Beatles? ›

Back in 1982 in a conversation with Rolling Stone magazine, Pete Townshend said he considered The Beatles a pop phenomenon and not a Rock and Roll band as he explained: “I've always said that I've never been a big fan of the Beatles. To me rock was the Stones, and before that Chuck Berry.

What did Pete Townshend think of Led Zeppelin? ›

In an interview given during the '90s, Townshend discussed his dislike for Led Zeppelin, and if he's to be believed, it was a matter of taste and not commercial viability or jealousy. “I haven't liked a single thing that they've done,” Townshend asserted. “I hate the fact that I'm ever even slightly compared to them.

What did Pete Townshend say about Jimi Hendrix? ›

Townshend watched Hendrix's set with Mama Cass: “He started doing this stuff with his guitar. She turned around to me, and said to me, 'He's stealing your act. ' And I said, 'No, he's doing my act'.”

What did Pete Townshend say about Keith Moon and John Entwistle? ›

The Who's Pete Townshend on Keith Moon & John Entwistle: 'Thank God They're Gone' Over the years, Townshend has lamented the long-gone Moon, and after Entwistle's death, Townshend said, “Without him, I wouldn't be here….

What did Pete Townshend say about Keith Moon? ›

I went back and realised that Keith was just not going to cut it really, at all, ever again. We sort of lost him. I decided to quit.” Moon's eventual passing changed Townshend's mind, however, as he felt he needed to honour Moon by carrying on.

What did David Bowie think of the Beatles? ›

David Bowie always loved The Beatles. They took a while to notice their long-time fan boy. David Bowie was born only four years after George Harrison, but lasting success eluded him until a decade after The Beatles first stormed the charts.

How good of a guitarist is Pete Townshend? ›

The Who's Pete Townshend is one of the most celebrated rock guitarists of all time. He's known for his aggressive, rhythmic, dramatic playing style and various technical nuances that partially revolutionized rock electric guitar playing. His sound is also a key feature of what makes him a distinctive player.

Which Beatle was the most talented musician? ›

Conclusion: Paul Was The Greatest Beatle

One thing that can be safely said is that John was not the lone artistic driving force behind the Beatles as he sometime tried to portray himself post-Beatles, and Paul can confidently claim his place as one of the two best songwriters that ever existed.

What did Elvis think of Led Zeppelin? ›

The group were huge Elvis admirers and three members (Plant, Page and Bonham) gladly accepted along with their infamous manager, Peter Grant. Although not a big fan of hard rock, Elvis knew who Zeppelin were and was amused that his young step-brother, Ricky, was so excited to hear that they'd be in the audience.

What did Roger Daltrey say about Led Zeppelin? ›

He later told Classic Rock: “When Led Zeppelin first came out I thought they were fantastic, They supported us on one of their first gigs in the States. I thought they were brilliant.”

Did Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend get along? ›

In a recent interview with Forbes magazine, Roger Daltrey said that while his onstage relationship with bandmate Pete Townshend can be “wonderful,” they otherwise aren't really close. “Our relationship is a working one, and that's about as far as it goes.

Who did Hendrix think was the best guitarist? ›

Chances are, like the rest of us, it would change with every new lick, solo or song. But there's a good chance that on most occasions, if you asked Hendrix who the best around was, he'd answer “Billy Gibbons”.

What did Freddie Mercury say about Jimi Hendrix? ›

Mercury once said: “Jimi Hendrix was just a beautiful man, a master showman and a dedicated musician. I would scour the country to see him, whenever he played, because he really had everything any rock'n'roll star should have; all the style and presence.”

What did paul mccartney think of Jimi Hendrix? ›

Jimi was a sweetie, a very nice guy.” When Sgt. Pepper's later arrived in June Hendrix would be one of, if not the, first artist to perform a song from the record before a live audience. “I remember him opening at the Saville on a Sunday night, 4 June 1967,” Paul later shared.

What did Keith Moon think of Ringo Starr? ›

During a conversation with Drum Magazine back in 1972, Keith Moon praised Starr, saying that he was one of his favorites drummers and that his “bass drum work” was great.

Did Pete Townshend almost quit The Who? ›

During a recent discussion on Audible's Words + Music, Townshend revealed that he was set to exit the band for good in the late '70s only to reverse his course after the death of drummer Keith Moon. Moon actually played a role in both decisions, according to Townshend.

Why did Pete Townshend sing Eminence Front? ›

Townshend has introduced the song in live performances with: "This song is about what happens when you take too much white powder; it's called 'Eminence Front'". In an interview, Townshend explained: "Eminence Front" was written around a chord progression I discovered on my faithful Yamaha E70 organ.

What did George Harrison think of Paul McCartney? ›

During a chat with DJ Alan Freeman on his 1970s show Rock Around The World, George said he felt inferior in some ways to lead singer Paul, now 80. He said: “I had no confidence in myself as a guitar player having spent so many years with Paul McCartney, he ruined me as a guitar player.”

Which band said they were better than The Beatles? ›

It includes songs from their 1965 album Philosophy of the World and the 1982 compilation Shaggs' Own Thing. The album title is a reference to the musician Frank Zappa, who is often reported as having called the Shaggs "better than the Beatles".

Why didn t George Harrison like Bowie? ›

It is unclear why Harrison seemed to be dismissive of Bowie, but the Starman once outlined that the two didn't see eye to eye on a spiritual level. “For him, there is a belief in some kind of system,” Bowie said, referring to George's Hindu faith.

Who is the most gifted guitarist of all time? ›

Jimi Hendrix is the most skilled and innovative guitar player of all time, and it's not particularly close.

Who is the most talented guitarist ever? ›

Top 10 Best Guitarists of All Time
RankGuitaristTop Strength
1Jimi HendrixInventing New Techniques
2Jimmy PageVersatility and Innovative Use of Guitar Effects
3Eric ClaptonIndisputable Mass Appeal
4Guthrie GovanAll-Around Technical Virtuoso
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Who is the least favorite Beatle? ›

Despite being the favorite of one in four, Lennon is also the least favorite Beatle of nearly half (49%) of people who say they are "not a fan" of at least one of the band members.

Which Beatle was the better guitar player? ›

In many respects Paul McCartney was the group's most rounded musician, and possibly even its best guitarist. It was he that devised many of the riffs and even played some of the most memorable solos, such as on Taxman (Revolver), Ticket To Ride and his killer Epiphone Casino (opens in new tab) riff on Paperback Writer.

Which Beatle had the best solo? ›

Once again, McCartney leads the group with nine number-one charting singles. Perhaps surprising to some is that George Harrison ranks second in the most amount of number-one singles as a solo Beatle.

Who was the genius in Led Zeppelin? ›

Guitarist Jimmy Page was the musical genius behind Led Zeppelin, one of the most legendary bands in rock music history. But the group also had a genius of sorts as its manager.

What did George Harrison think of Elvis? ›

The Beatles guitarist was, like so many of his generation, indebted to Elvis. Discussing Presley's music in the 1980s, Harrison said: “It had an incredible impact on me just because I'd never heard anything like it. I mean, coming from Liverpool, we didn't really hear the very early Sun Records.

What did Paul McCartney say about Elvis? ›

In the Miles book, Paul spoke of the falling in “love” with Elvis' music in 1956 and 1957. “If we were feeling lousy,” he recalls, “we'd go back and play 'Don't Be Cruel,' and we'd be right up there again. It could cure any blues.” Presley's music even had the power to cure Paul's physical ills.

What did Eric Clapton say about Led Zeppelin? ›

In Led Zeppelin's “The Definitive Biography” book, Clapton was quoted as saying that: “They were very loud. I thought it was unnecessarily loud. I liked some of it; I really did like some of it. But a lot of it was just too much.

Who was the man who turned down Led Zeppelin? ›

Terry Reid. It's no surprise Terry Reid doesn't want to talk about the one subject people never fail to bring up to him. Namely, his 1968 decision to turn down Jimmy Page's offer to front a new band, later to be called Led Zeppelin.

What does Keith Richards think of The Who? ›

One of these bands are The Who, that Richards told Rolling Stone back in 2015, that he always thought they are a crazy band and that Roger Daltrey was “all flash”. “I always thought (Roger) Daltrey was all flash. And I love Pete Townshend, but I always thought the Who were a crazy band, anyway.

Why did Roger Daltrey get kicked out of The Who? ›

The other members of the Who fired Daltrey from the band in late 1965 after he beat up their drummer Keith Moon for supplying illegal drugs to Townshend and Entwistle, causing him to re-examine his methods of dealing with people. A week later, Daltrey was admitted back to the band, but was told he'd be on probation.

What did Roger Daltrey say about the Rolling Stones? ›

But as a band, if you were outside a pub and you heard that music coming out of a pub some night, you'd think, 'Well, that's a mediocre pub band!'

Does Pete Townshend believe in God? ›

I have faith in what I would call God, but I am not a religious man. I don't want to press my views on other people.” “Maher seems to have the wish to question and make fun of the sanity of we believers.

Who is Billy Gibbons favorite guitarist? ›

Billy Gibbons favourite guitarists:

Jimi Hendrix.

Who was Jimi Hendrix favorite band? ›

This is maybe why Hendrix loved King Crimson so much. After all, one of his heroes – and a man whose former home he eventually lived in – was the German-born Baroque composer George Frideric Handel, and Hendrix dabbled in transposing classical work into rock himself. Great music is timeless.

Who is closest to Jimi Hendrix? ›

Similar To
  • Eric Clapton.
  • Jeff Beck.
  • Jimmy Page.
  • Miles Davis.
  • Sly & the Family Stone.
  • The Who.
  • Blue Cheer.
  • Buddy Miles.

Did Freddie Mercury like Elvis Presley? ›

When Freddie Mercury was at boarding school near Bombay in the 50s, he first heard Elvis Presley and became a lifelong fan of the singer.

What did Michael Jackson say about Freddie Mercury? ›

Originally it was MJ who pursued Freddie. Rolling Stone reported that when Jackson was spotted backstage at a Queen show in Los Angeles and asked if he was a fan of the band, he replied: "I'm a Freddie Mercury fan."

What did Prince think of Jimi Hendrix? ›

In 1985, Rolling Stone asked Prince: "What do you think about the comparisons between you and Jimi Hendrix?" His reply: "It's only because he's black. That's really the only thing we have in common. He plays different guitar than I do.

What did Elvis think of Jimi Hendrix? ›

While there is no clear evidence of what Elvis thought of Hendrix, those who were close to the King of Rock 'n' Roll often spoke of Elvis' admiration for the psychedelic rocker. By all accounts, it appears that Elvis viewed Hendrix as an immensely talented musician who pushed the boundaries of rock 'n' roll.

Did Ringo Starr evict Jimi Hendrix? ›

During a particularly bad acid trip, Hendrix had a bit of an episode, and by “episode”, I mean he made a relatively permanent mess by throwing whitewash all over the walls. After this, Ringo Starr had to put his foot down and evict the musician for ruining his apartment.

Who did Jimi Hendrix ask to tune his guitar? ›

When Paul McCartney recalled the moment Jimi Hendrix asked Eric Clapton to tune his guitar.

How did The Beatles feel about Pink Floyd? ›

Paul McCartney in his turn was a big fan of Pink Floyd in their early days. He was spoted at Pink Floyd concerts at the Cavern a number of times. In his November, 1992 Musician interview Roger Waters said: "You can draw a line between what I'm interested in and what I'm not interested in.

Are Pete Townshend and David Gilmour friends? ›

A while back, Pete Townshend talked about how revered his good friend and collaborator David Gilmour really is: “Among players — particularly among British players — he's incredibly highly rated — adored, I'd say. And he has a way of, of, of putting incredible feeling into everything that he does.

Did The Beatles know Pink Floyd? ›

Did The Beatles know Pink Floyd? Yes. Pink Floyd recorded their debut album “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” at Abbey Road Studios at the same time as The Beatles were recording “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band”.

Who is the genius of Pink Floyd? ›

As the 'seer of visions' who summoned forth the acid rock era, Syd Barrett's LSD-inspired psychedelia proved both a blessing and a curse…

Does paul mccartney like Pink Floyd? ›

Paul loved Pink Floyd. The psychedelic rock band released Dark Side of the Moon in 1973, the same year Paul and Wings released Band on the Run. However, they didn't get to work together until the late 1970s. Gilmour appeared on a couple of Paul and Wings' last songs on their final album, Back to the Egg.

What was the biggest Beatles controversy? ›

In 1966, John Lennon entangled The Beatles in what was likely their biggest controversy. In an interview, he spoke about the enduring quality of rock music versus religion. “Christianity will go,” he said, per Rolling Stone. “It will vanish and shrink.

What did George Harrison think of The Beatles? ›

Although The Beatles are widely credited with writing some of the best songs of all time, George admitted he thought “80 per cent were overrated”. He also shared that he and drummer Ringo Starr often felt overshadowed, as being in The Beatles became like the 'John and Paul' show.

Where does Pete Townshend rank as a guitarist? ›

In 1983, Townshend received the Brit Award for Lifetime Achievement and in 1990 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Who. Townshend was ranked No. 3 in Dave Marsh's 1994 list of Best Guitarists in The New Book of Rock Lists.
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Does Pete Townshend like Roger Daltrey? ›

Over the decades, Townshend has insulted Daltrey numerous times, and he even once tried to sack the singer. The vocalist had flushed Keith Moon's drugs down the toilet, and the drummer responded by attacking Daltrey. Townshend sided with Moon, and the frontman was briefly fired from the band.

Did any of The Beatles not get along? ›

Despite their humble beginnings, their meteoric rise to fame certainly meant there were public fall outs between members, notably the songwriting duo Paul McCartney and John Lennon. That being said Lennon and George Harrison seemed to have a particularly up and down relationship during their Beatles years.

Did John Lennon like any Beatles songs? ›

John Lennon's 5 favourite Beatles songs:

'Strawberry Fields Forever' 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' 'I Am The Walrus' 'Girl'

Did Eric Clapton know The Beatles? ›

Coming back to Clapton, though, it is well known that he was great friends with The Beatles, and famously, he and their guitarist George Harrison were very tight.

Did Stephen Hawking like Pink Floyd? ›

As he curtly reminded fans on 30 September, “I left Pink Floyd in 1985 … This is not rocket science people, get a grip.” Although Hawking mostly listens to classical music, he considers himself a fan of “music with character” and has gone to see Pink Floyd play live.

Who was the best guitarist in Pink Floyd? ›

David Gilmour is the iconic lead guitarist of Pink Floyd. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Did David Bowie like Pink Floyd? ›

Bowie, by his own admission, was a huge fan of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, and acknowledged Barrett as a "major influence" on his own career.


1. Pete Townshend (Compositor) - "Tommy" (1975)
(Entrevistas de Cine)
2. Pete Townshends Deep End - Face The Face
3. Pete Townshend /// The Secret Policeman's Ball, June 30, 1979
4. Pete Townshend-Rough boys
5. The Who | Songs Pete Townshend Wrote for Other Artists
(Yesterday's Papers)
6. Pete Townshend on Performing, Jimi Hendrix


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