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Pete Townshend (1945-), Musician; singer, guitarist and composer for The Who; publisher and author

Peter Dennis Blandford ('Pete') Townshend

Sitter in 15 portraits
Guitarist with The Who until the group split up in 1983. His subsequent solo career has included the albums Another Scoop (1985), Face the Face (1986) and The Iron Man (1989). Since 1985, Townshend has been an editor with the publishing house, Faber and Faber.

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The Who (Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend)

by Tony Frank
modern colour print from original transparency, 1965
NPG P1380



by Peter Gidal
16mm silent, black and white film, 1969
NPG 6827


Pete Townshend

by Clive Barker
coloured crayon on paper, 1983
NPG 5880


Pete Townshend

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1989
NPG P717(15)


Pete Townshend

by Stephen Hyde
bromide print, June 1984
NPG x27438


Pete Townshend

by John Swannell
bromide print, 1989
NPG x38278


Pete Townshend

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 26 May 1989
NPG x47392


Pete Townshend

by Venetia Dearden
giclée print, 2007
NPG x134363


Pete Townshend

by Johnny Dewe-Mathews
bromide print, March 1974
NPG x16144


Pete Townshend

by Johnny Dewe-Mathews
colour print on card mount, March 1974
NPG x16145


Pete Townshend

by Laurie Lewis
NPG x13178


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