Solo Gigography - 1970's



December 1971 - The Troubadour, Los Angeles

Musicians: Pete Townshend (guitar) and Keith Moon (drums) jammed with Billy Preston (keyboards).


January 1972 - Meher Baba’s Tomb, Arangoan, India

Pete gave a short acoustic performance for the close followers of Avatar Meher Baba.

Set List: O' Parvardigar, Bargain.

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January 13, 1973 - The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London

Pete organized and performed in a couple of comeback shows for Eric Clapton that took place at 6:30 and 8:30PM.

Musicians: Pete Townshend (guitar), Eric Clapton (guitar) Ronnie Wood (guitar), Jim Capaldi (drums), Jimmy Karstein (drums), Rick Gretch (bass), Steve Winwood (keyboards), Rebop (percussion).

Set List: Layla, Badge, Blues Power, Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out, Roll It Over, Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad, Little Wing, Bottle Of Red Wine, After Midnight, Bell Bottom Blues, Presence Of The Lord, Tell The Truth, Pearly Queen, Key To The Highway, Let It Rain, Crossroads.



April 14, 1974 - The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London

Pete’s first solo show was a charity concert for the Camden Square Community Play Centre.

Musicians: Pete Townshend (guitar, piano).

Set List: The Seeker, Big Boss Man, Substitute, Amoureuse, If I Were a Carpenter, Happy Jack, Tattoo, Join My Gang, Behind Blue Eyes, Going To New York, My Generation (Tape), North Country Girl, Corrina Corrina, No Name No Number, Let's See Action, Pinball Wizard, See Me Feel Me, My Generation, Magic Bus, My Generation.


August 1974 - Eric Clapton US tour - Atlanta and Greensboro

Pete and Keith Moon made guest appearances on some early shows of Eric’s tour.

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January 1976 - Meher Baba’s Tomb, Arangoan, India

Pete made a second pilgrimage to Avatar Meher Baba's tomb, and performed a short acoustic set.

Set List: O' Parvardigar, Bargain.


April 29, 1977 - The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London

Pete joined Eric Clapton for the encore of this show.

Set List: Layla, Crossroads.


June 30, 1979 - Her Majesty's Theatre, London.

Pete performed a solo acoustic set at the first Secret Policeman’s Ball, a charity concert to support Amnesty International.

Set List: Pinball Wizard, Drowned, Won't Get Fooled Again (performed with John Williams).


July 13, 1979 - The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London

Charity show to support Rock Against Racism. Rehearsals were held at Shepperton Studios on July 12.

Musicians: Pete Townshend (guitar), John 'Rabbit' Bundrick (keyboards), Tony Butler (bass), Kenney Jones (drums), and Peter Hope Evans (harmonica). Steve Gibbons joined the band for a couple of numbers.

Set List: Won't Get Fooled Again, Big Boss Man, The Real Me, No Spitting On The Bus, Blue Suede Shoes, Tattoo, Cat's In The Cupboard, Bargain, Drowned, Let's See Action, My Generation.



December 1979 - The Oceanic Concert - Oceanic Studios, The Boathouse, Twickenham

Pete peformed a couple of concerts with Raphael Rudd at Eel Pie for an audience of the Meher Baba Oceanic group around Christmas in 1979 and 1980.

Musicians: Pete Townshend (guitar), Raphael Rudd (piano, harp).

Set List: Drowned, The Seeker, The Ferryman (Raphael on harp), A Little Is Enough (Raphael on piano), Sleeping Dog (Raphael on harp), Bargain, Tattoo (Raphael on harp), Let My Love Open The Door (Raphael on harp), Awakening (Raphael on piano), O'Parvardigar (Raphael on harp).

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December 29, 1979 - Hammersmith Odeon, London

Pete joined Paul McCartney’s all star Rockestra band on the final night of the Concerts For The People of Kampuchea charity show. The Who performed the previous night.

Musicians: Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Wings, Robert Plant, John Bonham,John Paul Jones, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones, David Gilmore, Gary Brooker, Dave Edmunds.

Set List: Rockestra Theme, Lucille, Let It Be, Rockestra Theme (Reprise).

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