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Lambert was a member of the aristocracy. His father was composer-conductor Constant Lambert. He was educated at Oxford and was fluent in several languages.
The Beatles with their manager Brian Epstein, right, in October By Jim Farber. Managers groomed them and shaped them, and in the classic rock era those managers were often gay men.
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend born 19 May is an English multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter best known as the guitarist, backing and secondary lead vocalist, principal songwriter, co-founder and leader of the rock band the Who. His career with the Who spans over 50 years, during which time the band grew to be one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 20th century. He has also written more than songs that have appeared on his solo albums, as well as radio jingles and television theme songs.
That is about to change with a documentary about the relationship between Kit Lambert, the aristocratic, homosexual son of the classical composer Constant Lambert, and Chris Stamp, the son of a tugboat captain, as played out through the creation and management of the Who. Lambert had already been a cameraman on an expedition to the Amazon during which the party had been ambushed by natives and one of their number killed. The pair resolved to make a film about a band in the documentary style of the French New Wave.
Daltrey, 74, says The Who are still going strong and the tension between them keeps things fresh. Rock icon Roger Daltrey has not spoken to his bandmate Pete Townshend for a year, because they need time apart. But the year-old says The Who are still going strong and the tension between them keeps things fresh.
This is something American film-maker David Thorpe knows. His quest to understand why he talks the way he does is the subject of a new documentary, Do I Sound Gay? In it, he wonders out loud how and why he developed a timbre, a tone, that many people point to as evidence of his sexuality.
Sign in. Born in Chiswick, London just ten days after the German surrender inTownshend grows up in a typical middle-class home. His parents, Cliff and Betty Townshend, are both musicians, and as a child he accompanies them on dance band tours.
Andrew Lapin. Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert. Aren't they the ones who are supposed to quell the excesses of their outsized clients?
Rock groups pay a price getting to the top, but for The Who staying there exacted a far heavier toll. Then, inthe solidarity that had kept their original lineup intact longer than either the Beatles or Rolling Stones among the trinity of British rock bands was broken by the stunning death at 31 of their beloved buffoon, drummer Keith Moon, of a lethal octane of booze and downers. Yet, incredibly, worse was still ahead.