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26th November 2011

pete townsend

Share | managed to get an exclusive interview with Pete Townsend after an acoustic performance at the Royal Albert Hall for The Prince's Trust Rock Gala concert to raise funds for disadvantaged young people last week.

Townsend revealed that none other than Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols had been his first choice for the lead role in Quadrophenia.

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Townsend said: "I knew him as he'd been using my studio in Soho, what a fucking diamond, and so smart but unfortunately we went out with the director...

"Johnny Rotten liked to drink and so did I, and we went out and got pissed and I drove my car the wrong way around a roundabout. We went to Camden Palais together and I got stopped by the police and they hauled us out.

"Anyway I think he decided not to do it, I don't think it was us. I really wanted him. I don't know how good he would have been, but he's very very intense so he could have been good."

And here's the full interview...


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