Watch Pete Townshend Talk About His First Times

Watch Pete Townshend Talk About His First Times | I Love Classic Rock Videos

Pete Townshend in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine - Rolling Stone / Youtube

We’ve all been virgins at one point or another in our lives, and we’re not just talking about it in the hormonal sense. The Who’s Pete Townshend has had his fair share of first times as well, where he shares it all in an exclusive tell-all with the Rolling Stone magazine, aptly titled The First Time.

In this interview, the iconic the Who guitarist recalls various events in the band’s career, including an account of the first time they played in America, remembering that they were hired to play along with the rock super trio Cream, where he did some of the crazy stage antics he was notorious for, notably smashing his guitar on stage after their set. Townshend also remembers the time where he witnessed Jimi Hendrix play live, where he referred to the guitar deity as a “shaman” due to the aura he emitted while playing.

Another memory vivid to Townshend was his recollection of the Beatles’ music and his first impressions of the band, saying, “I wasn’t crazy impressed with The Beatles when I first heard them, but I did love them. They were joyful, they were more a pop group than what I would’ve liked. They had this incredible image, delightful.”

Click on the video below to watch the full interview of Pete Townshend.