Pete Townsend Killiing LP's

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  1. deaninkl

    deaninkl Senior Member

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    Has it ever been established just how many he actually killed? and what they were? I know difficult question, but if there is a place to find out it would be here...:hmm:
     
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    Don't know the number, but I believe they were all Deluxe Les Pauls. My friend saw them in the 70's and said it took Pete quite a few whacks to break it!
     
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    I believe he's done it to Fenders and Ricks too among some other lesser knowns. And definitely some SGs.

    Back in the day.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYkGimCrcRg"]The Who on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 (High Quality).mpg - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Dead link on the SB video.
     
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    I think the Who's official website tries to list his trail of destruction as comprehensively as possible. Best thing you could do with some of those 70s Deluxes.
     
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    That was just a Vox on the SB show...No great loss.:io:







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    At the Plumpton Rhythm and Blues Festival in 1969 Mr T threw his SG Special into the air spinning sideways.

    He caught the headstock and the base of the guitar and brought it down across his forehead at about where the neck joins the body.

    It snapped in two....:shock:
     
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    Wonder how many tries it took him before that to find the weak spot[​IMG]



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    Kinda makes me sick to read through that list. I guess ya gotta do what you gotta do to keep the fans though.


    All the guitars smashed over the years, at todays vintage prices. Great googly moogly what a lot of money left on stage.

    He probably did more than anyone to drive up the prices of Les Paul Deluxes and those Sg specials by breaking them all.
     
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    That list is definitely not complete. They smashed guitars in Jan 66 when my band supported them. My memory says they were Strats, or at least Strat necks and cheap bodies, but I could be wrong they may have been Teles.

    All I remember is one of the roadies picking up the bits after they had played and when I asked why, he said to put them together for the next gig
     
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    at least there is some hope there, that they were not all good new stuff..

    wonder if he regrets it now?
     
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    TheX Voice of Reason

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    Absolutely wrong.
     
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    I think he just smashed the ones with 3 pc maple necks and pancake bodies.

    Nothing worth anything.

    :applause:
     
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    Documented proof that I saw one smashed!!! 8/2/71 only an SG Special though :laugh2:
     
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    Probably explains a Strat neck on a Tele body?

    [​IMG]
     
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