Happy 70th Pete Townshend!
One the most famous lines Pete Townshend ever wrote was "Hope I die before I get old," but thankfully, that did not happen. The Who's guitarist, main songwriter and creative mastermind turns 70 today.
In celebration of Pete Townshend's 70th birthday , he released "Guantanamo," the first of two new songs on his new hits collection, Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend, which will be out on June 30th.
"I thought this song might never see the light of day," says Townshend. "But now [that] President Obama has relaxed sanctions in Cuba, it is a happy sign he might go further... The lyric grew out of the implicit angry frustration in the organ tracks."
The other new song on the album is "How Can I Help You."
Townshend and The Who are on tour set to perform in Uniondale, New York tomorrow night.