Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
Celebrated Name: Pete Townshend
Real Name/Full Name: Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
Gender: Male
Age: 79 years old
Birth Date: 19 May 1945
Birth Place: Chiswick, London, United Kingdom
Nationality: British, English
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorce
Wife/Spouse (Name): Karen Astley (m. 1968–2009)
Children: Yes (Emma Townshend, Aminta Townshend, Joseph Townshend)
Profession: English multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter knew as the guitarist, backing and secondary lead vocalist, principal songwriter, co-founder and leader of the rock band
Net Worth in 2024: $115 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Pete Townshend is a musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, who is best recognized for being the lead guitarist, principal songwriter and backing vocalist for famous rock band entitled as “the Who.” It is known that his career made with band the Who extents more than 50 years, and during that time the band has developed to be regarded as one of the greatest influential bands of the 20th century.

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Early Life

Pete Townshend was born in the year 1945 to Betty and Cliff Townshend. His birthplace was in West London.

He belonged from a musical family as his father served as a formal alto saxophonist within the dance band by Royal Air Force named as The Squadronaires whereas his mother was a singer working with the Sydney Torch and Les Douglass Orchestras.

Upon passing through the eleven-plus exam, he got enlisted in Acton County Grammar School. Here, this singer was often intimidated as he possessed a considerable nose, known as an experience which has profoundly influenced him.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 May 1945 , Pete Townshend is 79 years old as of today’s date 18th May 2024. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


Pete Townshend started his career during late 1961 when Entwistle teamed up with The Detours, identified as a skiffle/rock and roll band, directed by Roger Daltrey. This afresh bass player later recommended the name of Townshend to associate in that as an extra guitarist.

During the initial days of the Detours, the repertoires of the band comprised of instrumentals made by the Shadows and the Ventures and also pop and trad jazz covers.

Apart from that, he is a significant songwriter working for the Who, as he has written more than 100 songs for 11 studio albums of that band, encompassing concept albums as well as the rock performances entitled Tommy and Quadrophenia.

It also includes prevalent rock radio clips like Who’s Next, and dozens more which featured in the form of bonus tracks on rereleases, non-album singles, as well as tracks on compiling like Odds & Sods (released in the year 1974).

This singer has too written higher than 100 songs which were depicted on solo albums, and also radio jingles as well as television theme songs. He too contributed to as well as authored several magazine and newspaper articles, essays, book reviews, scripts, and books.

Awards & Achievements:

In the year 1983, Pete Townshend has obtained the Brit Award for Lifetime Achievement. During the year 1990, he got instated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame being an associate of the Who.

He has got Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2001, being associate of the Who, as well as in the year 2008; he got Kennedy Center Honors.

This singer and Daltrey obtained The George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement at UCLA during the year 2016.

Net Worth & Salary of Pete Townshend in 2024

Pete Townshend Net Worth
Pete Townshend Net Worth

As of May 2024, Pete Townshend has an estimated net worth of $115 million. He makes most of his income with his career as a singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, and author. He is extensively acknowledged as the guitarist as well as lead songwriter for The Who. Being a successful solo artist, this singer has issued total 12 studio albums, other than that e too released 11 albums with The Who.

In the year 1964, his income increased when he turned as an establishing associate of The Who, with a bass player named John Entwistle, vocalist named Roger Daltry and drummer called Keith Moon.

Other than working as the prime mover, this singer was a chief songwriter for the group as well as the rock genre in general. The singer’s portfolio highlights prominent Who singles such as “Pinball Wizard,” “Magic Bus,” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

Pete Townshend is one of the experienced singers who have devoted more than five decades in this career, surpassing his competitors. His talents in this field can be related to his success as he hails from a musical family with both of his parents involved in this field. Till now, he got high fame for serving more than 50 years on the Who.


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