Video Finds: Pete Townshend Performs “Won’t Get Fooled Again” Acoustic

Check out this performance from The Who’s Pete Townshend delivering an emotional performance of the track “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

The song appears as the final number on the band's 1971 album Who's Next.

While only reaching #15 on the US Billboard Hot 100, it has since become a classic rock mainstay.

The recorded version contains swelling organs, Keith Moon’s spastic drumming, and of course Townshend’s ripping guitars, here he manages to strip these layers away to deliver an enthralling performance.

Keep an eye out mid-way through for some pretty intense Townshend-esque strumming.

Watch the performance below and enjoy!

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Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.