Pete Townshend 1966 Caricature


Pete Townshend 1966 Caricature, age 21, illustrated here at home in 1966 with his collection of Rickenbacker Rose Morris guitars (1964 Models 1993, 1997 and 1998) that he destroyed on stage while playing live.

Rose Morris LTD was the British export company that distributed USA Rickenbacker guitars overseas in the UK and Europe. The Rose Morris 1997 was the equivalent version of the USA Rickenbacker model 335; the 1998 model was the 340. The 1993 was the 360/12.
It was distinguished by it’s traditional violin “F” Hole as opposed to the USA “Crescent” Hole vent and “R” logo tailpiece.

Townshend is an English guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is co-founder, leader, guitarist, secondary lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the Who, one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s. Townshend has written more than 100 songs for 12 of the Who’s studio albums.

In June 1964, during a performance at the Railway Tavern, Townshend accidentally broke the top of his Rickenbacker guitar on the low ceiling and proceeded to destroy the entire instrument.
The on-stage destruction of instruments soon became a regular part of the Who’s live shows.

The Who’s debut album My Generation (The Who Sings My Generation in the US) was released in late 1965, containing original material written by Townshend and several James Brown covers that Daltrey favoured.
Townshend continued to write several successful singles for the band, including “Pictures of Lily”, “Substitute”, “I’m a Boy”, and “Happy Jack”.

Townshend began to write longer pieces of music for the next album, which became “A Quick One, While He’s Away” (a song with six movements). The album was subsequently titled A Quick One and reached No. 4 in the charts upon its release in December 1966.

In their stage shows, Townshend developed a guitar stunt in which he would swing his right arm against the guitar strings in a style reminiscent of the vanes of a windmill.
He developed this style after watching Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards warm up before a show.

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
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