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The Who’s seminal double album “TOMMY”, released in 1969, is a milestone in rock history. It revitalised the band’s career and established Pete Townshend as a composer and Roger Daltrey as one of rock’s foremost frontmen. The first album to be overtly billed as a “rock opera”, “TOMMY” has gone on to sell over 20 million copies around the world and has been reimagined as both a film by Ken Russell in the mid-seventies and a touring stage production in the early nineties.
This new film explores the background, creation and impact of “TOMMY” through new interviews with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, archive interviews with the late John Entwistle, and contributions from engineer Bob Pridden, artwork creator Mike McInnerney plus others involved in the creation of the album and journalists who assess the album’s historic and cultural impact.
Includes a 33 minute bonus feature from the German TV show Beat Club from 1969 featuring tracks from the album and interviews with the band members.
Overture / Pinball Wizard
Tommy, Can You Hear Me?
Smash The Mirror
Tommy’s Holiday Camp
We’re Not Gonna Take It / See Me, Feel Me