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Pete Townshend has been in the top 20 of this poll:
his solo career was not great at all. i think hes just fine being in with the who
Posted by curt on Sunday, 12.10.06 @ 09:34am
El oh el. I'd love for him to get in on his own, but I don't see that happening any time soon.
Posted by bleedin' quadrophenic on Thursday, 01.4.07 @ 20:43pm
the who are fucking brilliant enough. c'moooon, no way.
Posted by b on Friday, 11.2.07 @ 15:45pm
Put Townshend in!!!!!!
Posted by Donald on Monday, 01.14.08 @ 17:15pm
Just as many, if not more, people think 'Pete Townshend' before frontman 'Roger Daltrey' when they think The Who. He may not be the best guitarist of all time, but after Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck (both of who are in), you've got almost no other worthy solo guitarists except SRV. He had a mildly successful solo career, but the fact that he was so important for just The Who is deserving of a second induction in itself. I'd rather see Stevie Ray Vaughn get in first though as far as guitarists go and see Ozzy get in before we get any other double entries in the Clyde McPhatter Club.
Posted by Paul Kagebein on Thursday, 02.5.09 @ 10:58am
Paul - I am the biggest Who fan and I own all of Townsends solo work. And compared to Paul, John and George, it certainly is just as worthy. I am not sure that the Hall will give him a 2nd induction.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 02.5.09 @ 11:31am
When you say solo guitarist, I am assuming you mean artists that released albums under their own name and not as part of an entity. (Dameon)
Posted by Paul Kagebein on Thursday, 02.5.09 @ 12:12pm
Townshend really doesn't deserve solo induction at all. All his relevant notable contributions were made with the Who. His solo discog is solid (note: not great), but that isn't warranting an induction.
Posted by Jack H. on Thursday, 02.5.09 @ 12:46pm
Pete Townshend was the perfect guitar player for The Who, just like Roger Daltrey was the perfect singer, Keith Moon was the perfect drummer and John Entwistle was the perfect bass player. But the reason he should be inducted to the R&R HoF isn't just because of great guitar work, but his songwriting and singing.
Posted by Mike McNicholas on Friday, 05.22.09 @ 15:51pm
He's in with the Who. I think that's enough. His solo material isn't really all that influencial.
Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 09:24am
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