Happy birthday to pete townshend! legendary guitarist and songwriter born on this day in 1945.
he is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and principal songwriter for the iconic rock band the who. his career with the who spans over 50 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 20th century.
townshend is the main songwriter for the who, having written well over 100 songs for the band's 11 studio albums, including concept albums and the rock operas tommy and quadrophenia, plus popular rock radio staples such as who's next.
due to his aggressive playing style and innovative songwriting techniques, townshend's works with the who and in other projects have earned him critical acclaim. he was ranked no. 3 in dave marsh's list of best guitarists in the new book of rock lists, no. 10 in gibson.com's list of the top 50 guitarists, and no. 10 again in rolling stone magazine's updated 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
in 1983, townshend received the brit award for lifetime achievement, in 1990 was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame as a member of the who, in 2001 received a grammy lifetime achievement award as a member of the who, and in 2008 received kennedy center honors. he and daltrey received the george and ira gershwin award for lifetime musical achievement at ucla on 21 may 2016. #petetownshend#thewho#legend#legendary#guitarist#songwriter#vocalist#singersongwriter#rocklegend#rockgod#guitarplayer#guitarhero#guitargod#rockstar#rogerdaltrey#tommy#quadrophenia#whosnext#conceptart#rockopera#artrock#hardrock#powerpop#classicrock#rockmusic#leadguitar#electricguitar#gibson#fender#schecter
Meet jess: @jejejellybean
our demon on drums and bad-ass booking agent. this chick knows how to keep things rolling.
john bonham (led zeppelin), dave grohl (nirvana, foo fighters), carter beauford (dave matthews band), keith moon (the who), stewart copeland (the police), bernard purdie, buddy rich
goals: to succeed and excel in many genres and be a well rounded musician. i aspire to learn different instruments to make music that will make me proud
how would you inspire young drummers? i learned how to play the drums off of youtube when i was 13! you can find inspiration anywhere, you have to be willing to listen. also practice, practice, practice. start off slow ( it will be boring but will pay off) and with a metronome until you have it perfect! like my high school percussion teacher always said, " practice doesn't make perfect... perfect practice makes perfect." and for the love of god.. have fun!!! play strong, be groovy.
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The longer you stare at this image, the more depth it reveals.
why so serious all of the time, cody?
cody "syd" harrison, modeling for a photoshoot that we did around 6 months ago in fort worth, tx.
the theme of this shoot was the 1979 classic, "quadrophenia" in which the who accompanied an album to. set in the world of mods and rockers in 1960s brighton, england.
the shoot was centered around the wardrobe and overall style of the main character of the film, jimmy cooper(phil daniels). obviously cody is on the mod side, he will fight you if you side with the rockers.
various scenes in the movie are being portrayed. if some pictures seem random or almost empty, they were intentional.