- The Who’s Pete Townshend said one of his songs was interpreted as “coming out” by Playboy.
- Townshend discussed how his words were misunderstood.
- He later discussed his sexuality in his memoir.
The Who’s Pete Townshend said that one of his songs was not interpreted as a pop song even though it wasn’t. He has said that he does not consider himself to be gay, saying that he just has a feminine side. Afterwards, Townshend discussed his sexuality in a different way.
The Who’s Pete Townshend discusses the misunderstanding caused by his single ‘Rough Boys’
A book Who He Is: The Life of Pete Townshend includes a quote from Playboy interview from 1994. In it, Townshend discussed his solo single “Rough Boys” from his sophomore album. An empty glass since 1980.
“I did an interview about this, saying ‘Rough Guys’ about being gay, and in the interview I also talked about my ‘gay life,’ which – I was talking about – was actually about the friends I have who are gay,” he said. the interviewer got T’s and crossed I’s and thought this was coming out, it wasn’t at all.”
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The Who star discussed her feelings about bisexuality
Townshend discussed dealing with cruelty. He recalls: “But I became a laughingstock when it was taken to England. “It was a big, stupid shame. If I was gay, it wouldn’t be a big deal in the music industry.
“If I ran down the list of men who have tried to get me into bed, I could bring down the biggest names in the music industry,” she said. “And no, I won’t.” He said he does not want to treat homosexuality as something shameful.
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How Pete Townshend has discussed his sexuality in recent years
During an interview with Rolling Stone in 2002, Townshend was asked if he was gay. He said he wasn’t there; she just had a feminine side. He viewed his creativity as feminine and compared his creative drive to the urge to procreate. Apart from this, she said that her femininity has nothing to do with her gender.
In his 2012 book Who I Am: A Memoir, Townshend presented himself in a different way. He said he realized he was “probably gay” when The Who released “I Can See For Miles” in 1967. Townshend said he was uncomfortable with the issue and wished he wasn’t ashamed. He said a 1990 article in the Orlando Sentinel identified him as bisexual, prompting his Catholic cleaning lady to quit her job.
Townshend eventually described himself as “probably gay” whether or not his song “Rough Boys” counts as a “coming out” song.
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