recent issue of Rolling Stone features an exclusive excerpt from Pete Townshend's new memoir, ‘Who I Am,’ which traces his life from the formation of the Who in 1962 through their historic headlining slot at Woodstock seven years
later. Some of these are GRAPHIC so read at your own risk...
to many other revelations, Townshend writes that he was concerned his co-manager Kit Lambert was having an affair with Mick Jagger. "I felt a little jealous," Townshend writes. "Mick is the only man I've ever seriously wanted to fuck. He was wearing loose pajama-style pants without underwear; as he leaned back I couldn't help noticing the outline of his ample cock lying against the inside of his leg. From then on, I encouraged the band
to arrange our 'equipment' for maximum effect, especially onstage or in photographs."
the Monterey Pop Festival, Jimi Hendrix and Townshend couldn't agree on which act should close out the show. Hendrix eventually got the slot after a coin toss. At the airport the next day Townshend ripped into the Who's publicist over the matter.
"Jimi got wind of our little spat in the airport lobby and started giving me the evil eye," writes Townshend. "I walked over to him and explained that there were no personal issues involved. He just rolled his head around – he seemed pretty high. Wanting to keep the peace, I said I had watched his performance and loved it, and when we got home, would he let me have a piece of
the guitar he had broken? He leaned back and looked at me sarcastically: 'What, and do you want me to autograph it for you?'"
The book hits October 12th!