As would later become his trademark, Townshend destroyed the instrument as part of his finale – wrecking it into several pieces.
At that point the band were just starting out and the destruction of their instruments was much less common, making it a real spectacle for those present.
The guitar body was then tossed into the crowd, where an audience fan caught it, owning it for several years before selling it to a private collector who has owned it since.
Now over 50 years on from the original concert, the blue Fender has emerged for sale again and …
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