Pete Townshend on The Who’s early days: “If I wasn’t working I would have been drinking, smoking grass and taking pep pills”

 

"Pete Townshend recalls The Who’s wild early days, including their legendary performances at London’s Marquee club, in the new issue of Uncut. “If I wasn't working, I would have been drinking, smoking grass and taking pep pills,” Townshend tells Uncut. Referring to The Who's famous early shows at London's Marquee, where the group found their voice and established their dynamic 'Maximum R&B' image, the guitarist explains: "The Soho location was important. It was still a magical place back then. "The Marquee was a good venue for sound and it made us appear to be cool."

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