Emma Townshend

Born 1969

Emma Townshend is an English writer, journalist, musician and lecturer, and the elder daughter of The Who's Pete Townshend. She has taught courses since being a postgraduate at Cambridge in 1994, most recently for the Department of Continuing Education in Oxford. Townshend also appears as a regular guest on radio and TV including the World Service, Woman's Hour, A Hard Act to Follow, and Newsnight.… Read More

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1969 Birth Emma Townshend was the first child born to Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend and his wife Karen (née Astley) in 1969. … Read More


1982 13 Years Old In 1982 Emma and her sister Aminta made their professional music debut singing back-up on A Bao A Qu, a four-track EP by their aunt, singer-songwriter Virginia Astley.
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Emma also sang back-up on Pete Townshend's White City: A Novel album released in 1985, and appeared in the film of the same title.


1995 26 Years Old Townshend's record deal with EastWest Records, part of the Warner Music Group, extended from 1995-1998, and she released the album Winterland in 1998. … Read More


1999 30 Years Old Her song "We Can Fly Away" was the theme song in the 1999 made for TV movie The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns, which also featured The Who's Roger Daltrey in an acting role. … Read More


2009 40 Years Old She has also written on Darwin’s connections with the Royal Botanic Garden for Kew Magazine, and led special guided tours of Kew in Darwin’s bicentenary year, 2009.
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