Happy birthday! Pete Townshend turns 72 today

The iconic and legendary guitarist turns 72 on Friday, May. 19, 2017.

Who guitarist Pete Townshend is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed guitarists of his generation.

Popular guitarist Pete Townshend has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 72nd birthday, he remains a man of many facets.

Townshend, a cultural icon

Born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend in London on May 19, 1945, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in British history. Townshend's not just a great guitarist, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Pete hasn't done.

And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Pete Townshend as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 72.

Happy Birthday, Pete, you're the best!

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