The Who’s Pete Townshend Admits That He Used To Hope The Band Would Fail

Pete Townshend admitted that he wasn’t happy when The Who started becoming successful, even hoping that the band wouldn’t work out.

During an appearance on the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show, the guitarist told Uncle Joe Benson that the band initially wasn’t that important to him. “I’m a bit of a disappointment in this area, really, because I didn’t really want to be in a band at all,” he recalled. “I joined the band with Roger and John when I was at school and then I went to art college and the band continued a little bit … but I treated it as a bit of a joke.”

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