Having faltered quickly with the guitar, Pete's first genuine instrument was the banjo which he played in a schoolboy trad jazz equip called The Confederates. The gathering included John Entwistle on trumpet however after John took up the low register guitar the two companions joined another schoolboy band, The Scorpions, with Pete on guitar. Pete and John both went to Acton County School where another, somewhat more established, understudy Roger Daltrey had a gathering called The Detours.
Pete soon ended up at the bleeding edge of the British melodic blast of the Sixties. As guitarist and writer of the band, he turned into the main thrust behind a standout amongst the most effective, creative and well-spoken collections of work in a shake. From early great three-minute singles like 'My Generation', "Substitute" and 'I Can See For Miles', through to finish tune cycles in the state of Tommy, Lifehouse and Quadrophenia, Pete built up himself as a standout amongst the most skilled and inventive performers working in the stone field.
Pete kept on composing and perform with The Who, and 2006 saw the arrival of Endless Wire, the band's first new collection in 24 years. In 2012 Harper-Collins distributed Pete's hotly anticipated self-portrayal Who I Am, a normally candid diary of his life inside and outside of The Who.
In 2016 Pete marked to Universal Music for his performance work which saw the re-arrival of the initial seven solo collections from his back index including 1972's Who Came First directly through to 1993's Psychoderelict. All collections were discharged on both CD and heavyweight vinyl. Future reissues will incorporate his Scoop arrangement of collections.