Pete Townshend – Before I Get Old

BBC Radio 2

*Sony Silver Award Winner*

*New York Radio Festival Gold Winner*

In this two-part series, rock legend Pete Townshend talks frankly and with humour and poignancy about his life spent in the music business. From his early years touring with his dad’s swing band The Squadronaires, through art school, the heady madness of the Sixties to the full turmoil of life on the road as a member of one the planet’s biggest bands. We hear how Pete has coped with the tragedies, the wealth, the booze and the unreality of rock life in his most honest interview to date, all woven together with great WHO archive and…of course…the best of Pete’s music.

Produced by Susan Marling

Broadcast: August 2011