During his late teens, he enrolled at Ealing Art College, wishing to become a sculptor.However, he dropped out because of some complications.
He now clarifies what the generation divide amounted to.
He did react to the wealthy establishment in Belgravia ("women in fur coats"), but he pinpoints the factor of class rather than age group. The problem being that pop music is rarely an adequate communicator of sufficient detail on social/political issues.
Nevertheless, Townshend was evidently conjuring with a Mod version of art, music, and society.
The Mods and Rockers scenario in 1960s subculture has often puzzled people in other countries, and even in Britain.
In the acknowledgments, Townshend writes that his American publisher "has been forthright and meticulous, keeping me alert to the fact that he and I both want this book to entertain, but also to convince" (, p. So entertainment and conviction are evidently priorities.
The recent autobiography of rock star Pete Townshend is promoted as "the most eagerly awaited music memoir of the century." The expectation is evidently one of commercial success. This factor provides complexities not always recognised in standard portrayals. His sense of affiliation with Meher Baba has sometimes aroused scepticism and incredulity, but is acknowledged in the present article.The endpapers of depict the hero, now an old man, in the evocative act of guitar-smashing.Evidently the publishers award a strong entertainment value to this feature.Three members of The Who resorted to pep pills during a visit to Sweden and Denmark in 1965.