Pete Townshend Net Worth $215 Million
Pete Townshend is a name synonymous with rock music. We reckon he got his inspiration from his father who featured in the Royal Air Force dance band as an alto saxophonist. Townshend led an introvert life in his boyhood days; he spent most of his time reading adventure novels.
Despite his quite nature, Pete always had a fascination for rock music. Pete made a breakthrough in the music industry when he became an additional guitarist for the rock and roll band Detours. In 1964, the band was forced to change its name to The who after it was discovered they shared the name Detours with another band.
The name must have been embedded with some good luck charm. The Who thrived and was regarded as one of the best rock bands of the 20th century. Pete’s song writing prowess saw the band perform in critically acclaimed shows such as the Isle of Wight festival.
Despite not being a word class guitarist at the start of his career, Pete Townshend has been credited with being one of the key figures in the developing of feedback in rock guitars. Pete spent the better part of the 60’s and the 70’s developing his band.
The who is not only an eccentric band, it has received various accolades and awards including a recognition from the Grammy Foundation. Pete is known for his unique style of leaping in the air and smashing his guitar in his performances.
Pete is not only an articulate rock performer; he also has an edge in writing. He has his own publishing ccompany and has worked as an editor for the Faber & Faber literary house. Pete also entertains his writers with his intriguing journals.
The star has no plans on retiring anytime soon. He continues to perform with his band The Who. He is also currently working on a new music project set to be released, hopefully, in a few years. The gifted guitar guru has a net worth of $215 million