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Pete Townshend

| April 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

On defending the accusation that he’s sold out by allowing the Who’s music to be used in TV commercials:

Defend myself against whom? The rock ’n’ roll thought police? I sell out every time I drag my weary old ass out on the road to play classic rock to beer-drinking saps who should know better. This may be art, but I own the copyright. I come from a musical family. I know music is special. But I also know it is how my family lives. I am quite unsentimental about it, unlike some of our fans.

From Performing Songwriter Issue 98, December 2006

Category: In Their Own Words

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  1. Matt Blick says:

    I have a lot of sympathy with Pete’s position, but none at all with his attitude.

    beer-drinking saps who should know better?

    You mean your fans Pete? Who are going to pay £169.99 per ticket to see your next performance?

    Saps indeed!

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