The Who’s Pete Townshend came out as having been pansexual in the past in a new NME interview.
“With [1966’s] ‘I’m a Boy,’ it’s the idea of masculinity and the way that men are seen to be at a time when I often forget, to be homosexual, to be pansexual, as I think I probably was, but not anymore.
“But I think I was ready to fall into bed with anybody that would have me.
“I think I forget that homosexuality was still illegal, so these adventures had to be couched in vignettes of humor and irony.”
Last week, the UK’s Royal Mint and Bravado have announced that iconic British Band, The Who, will be celebrated by the Royal Mint with a new commemorative coin. Featuring symbols from the band’s live performances – including a union flag, Mod logo and speaker-smashing Rickenbacker guitar. Together, the symbols on the coin form a pinball table, a nod to their 1969 single Pinball Wizard and album Tommy – the coin and its range is available from today, Monday 24th May.
The design is the fourth of The Royal Mint’s Music Legends series, recognizing Britain’s most iconic musicians.
Roger Daltrey, Co-founder and Lead Singer of The Who commented, “It’s an honour to have a coin produced to celebrate The Who’s musical legacy. The coin’s design captures the true essence of the band and what we represent.”
Pete Townshend, Lead Guitarist of The Who added, “I am delighted that the band’s work is being recognised by this fantastic range of coins from The Royal Mint.”