Fun Fact #110: Pete Townshend impaled

by / Monday, 26 April 2010 / Published in Blog, Fun Fact, Pete Townshend

Imagine playing guitar with such ferocity you impale your own hand on your guitar. Astonishingly, that’s exactly what happened to The Who’s Pete Townshend during a gig in 1990. He pierced his hand on the axe’s whammy bar while performing his trademark windmill move. The guitarist recalls: “I looked down and thought, ‘Shit!’” Which is understandable in the circumstances.

Until next time keep rockin’
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

2 Responses to “Fun Fact #110: Pete Townshend impaled”

  1. Anonymous says :

    actually, it was 1989 …

  2. Think you’re right on this one! Would have been great to be there :)