Lead guitarist of The Who on hits including My Generation.
He had plans to become a graphic artist before his music career took off.
After having a spiritual awakening and becoming a Baba disciple, he was one of very few rock stars who opposed the use of psychedelic drugs.
He got married to Karen Astley on May 20, 1968 and they divorced in 2000.
Eddie Vedder called his band, The Who, the greatest live band ever.