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The Who’s “Tommy” Was Released 45 Years Ago Today

Written by on May 23, 2014

By Music News Group

Geffen/Universal MusicFriday marks the 45th anniversary of the release of one of the most influential and lauded albums in rock history, The Who‘s Tommy. The rock opera tells the fantastical tale of a young man who becomes deaf, dumb and blind as a child after witnessing his father kill his mother’s lover, and who goes on to miraculously become a pinball champion and then, after regaining his senses, a spiritual guru.

Tommy‘s arrival came at a transitional period for The Who, one that saw the group’s members, particularly guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend, looking for a new musical …read more

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