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Musician Pete Townsend.

Pete Townsend. In the 1960's he made waves as the lead guitarist in the British rock group The Who. He was world famous for smashing guitars during concerts. Now, years after The Who split up, Townsend is busy with solo projects. "Tommy," the rock opera he wrote for The Who in 1969, is on Broadway. His latest album is called "White City."

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Other segments from the episode on November 23, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 23, 1993: Interview with Pete Townsend; Interview with Stephan Jones; Review of Jacqueline Deval's book "Reckless Appetites."

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