David Steen recalls: “This photo, him just standing holding a joint, looks like a studio shot but it isn’t. It is at his home where he had recording studios. I just used the window light from the right hand side. He looks like a statue in a strange way. He has a great face, almost biblical with that hair and those eyes”.
Location: Twickenham, London, England
Biography: Guitarist and songwriter with British rock band The Who. Townshend’s trademark windmill action and smashing of guitar on stage contribute to the band’s notoriety for being one of the best live bands in the history of rock music. As The Who’s principal songwriter he was responsible for enduring hits such as ‘My Generation’ and ‘Behind Blue Eyes’. He also wrote what many consider to be the first ever ‘rock opera’, Tommy which was turned into a successful film and Broadway musical. Townshend continues to play gigs and charity concerts with sole remaining original band member, singer Roger Daltrey.
Print Type: Fibre-based Harman Galerie FB Digital
Printed by: Metro Imaging, London
Limited Editions: All prints are limited editions, no further prints are produced once sold
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