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Who I Am A Memoir/

From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod... wanted The Who to be called The Hair... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis... wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer... became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor... smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident... heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois... invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album... once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar... inspired Jimi Hendrix's pyrotechnical stagecraft... is partially deaf in his left ear... stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards... followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died... did too much cocaine and nearly died... drank too much and nearly died... detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died... helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin... is banned for life from Holiday Inns... was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since... has some explaining to do... is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years... planned to write his memoir when he was 21... published this book at 67.</

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  • "From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod... wanted The Who to be called The Hair... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis... wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer... became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor... smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident... heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois... invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album... once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar... inspired Jimi Hendrix's pyrotechnical stagecraft... is partially deaf in his left ear... stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards... followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died... did too much cocaine and nearly died... drank too much and nearly died... detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died... helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin... is banned for life from Holiday Inns... was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since... has some explaining to do... is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years... planned to write his memoir when he was 21... published this book at 67.</"@en
  • "From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod... wanted The Who to be called The Hair... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis... wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer... became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor... smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident... heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois... invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album... once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar... inspired Jimi Hendrix's pyrotechnical stagecraft... is partially deaf in his left ear... stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards... followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died... did too much cocaine and nearly died... drank too much and nearly died... detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died... helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin... is banned for life from Holiday Inns... was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since... has some explaining to do... is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years... planned to write his memoir when he was 21... published this book at 67."@en
  • "Long acknowledged as one of rock music's most intelligent and literary performers, Pete Townshend'guitarist, songwriter, singer and founding member of The Who'at last tells his wild story in this candid and immersive autobiography.</ Raised in west London by an eccentric grandmother, while his parents were off living the early post-war, rock 'n' roll lifestyle, Townshend describes a frenetic childhood of displacement and abuse. Then, in high school, everything changed when he met Roger Daltrey and formed a band that would travel the world, earning fame, fortune and critical acclaim. In <Who I Am</, Townshend brings us from the inner sanctum of Eric Clapton's drug-ridden hotel rooms to the feet of Jimi Hendrix and his electric kool-aid guitar; from the first trial performance of Townshend's rock opera, <Tommy</, in a London bar to his infamous arrest (and acquittal) on child pornography charges.</ With his trademark eloquence, fierce intelligence and brutal honesty, Pete Townshend has created a work of literature that stands as a primary source for popular music's greatest epoch. Readers will be confronted by a man laying bare who he is, an artist who has asked for nearly sixty years: who are you'</"@en
  • "The legendary lead guitarist and principal songwriter for the Who, one of the most influential rock-and-roll bands of all time, pens his own story."@en
  • "From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod.... wanted The Who to be called The Hair.... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis.... wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer.... became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor.... smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident.... heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois.... invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album.... once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar.... inspired Jimi Hendrix's pyrotechnical stagecraft.... is partially deaf in his left ear.... stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards.... followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died.... did too much cocaine and nearly died.... drank too much and nearly died.... detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died.... helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin.... is banned for life from Holiday Inns.... was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since.... has some explaining to do.... is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years.... planned to write his memoir when he was 21.... published this book at 67 [Publisher description]"
  • "From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod.... wanted The Who to be called The Hair.... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis.... wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer.... became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor.... smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident.... heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois.... invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album.... once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar.... inspired Jimi Hendrix's pyrotechnical stagecraft.... is partially deaf in his left ear.... stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards.... followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died.... did too much cocaine and nearly died.... drank too much and nearly died.... detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died.... helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin.... is banned for life from Holiday Inns.... was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since.... has some explaining to do.... is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years.... planned to write his memoir when he was 21.... published this book at 67."@en
  • "Autobiografie van de Britse rockmuzikant (1945-), vooral bekend van de popgroep The Who."
  • "The legendary lead guitarist and principal songwriter for The Who, one of the most influential rock-and-roll bands of all time, pens his own story."
  • "AUTOBIOGRAPHY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT. Noting that he has sold over 100 million records over a fifty-year period goes some way to quantifying his accomplishments, but numbers only scratch the surface of his contribution to popular culture. An avid student of his profession, during his career he has been credited with the creation of the concept album, worked as a literary editor, developed scripts for television and the stage, and written songs that have defined a generation. The thinking man's rock star with a dedication to his craft unlike any other in the business, he continues to inspire new generations of performers and writers with a continuing commitment to his art. Now, in one of the most eagerly awaited autobiographies of recent times, this icon tells about his incredible life and elaborates on the turbulences of time spent as one of the world's most respected musicians - being in one of rock's greatest ever bands, and wanting to give it all up."@en

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  • "Large type books."@en
  • "Autobiographie."@en
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Biography"
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  • "Electronic books."

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