"I hope I die before I get old." On May 19, 1965, a 20-year-old Pete Townsend sat down in a fit of rage and wrote the lyrics to a song that would soon define an era. The Who's "My Generation" quickly became the anthem of the largest group of young people ever -- the Boomers.
So what made Pete so angry? His 1936 Packard hearse had been towed from its parking spot near Buckingham Palace because it reportedly upset the Queen Mother, reminding her of her late husband who'd been driven to his burial in a similar vehicle.
Pete later said they wanted to charge him hundreds of pounds to reclaim it and he'd only paid 30 for it.
Of course, the song now reminds us of the Zimmers, a British rock band with a 90-year-old lead singer and a 101-year-old member. Click here for their version of "My Generation," and watch the lyrics take on a whole new meaning.