Songwriter, composer, lead guitarist and creative powerhouse behind The Who, Pete Townshend is a pre-eminent influence on rock. Spearheading Sixties rock smashing guitars and writing songs which challenged the function of popular music. Townsend created the power chord and broke the three-minute mould of the pop song in Tommy, Quadrophenia and later works. His intelligence, imagination and restless mind led him into uncharted waters; and he is still exploring and inspiring countless up and coming musicians. This is his own story; his difficult childhood and its repercussions later in life; and his quest to understand his own past while keeping faith with his audience.