The Who Record Pinball Wizard


Pinball Wizard Picture Sleeve (German Release)

On This Date, February 7th in 1969: The Who recorded “Pinball Wizard” at Morgan Studios in London. Although it was not one of songwriter Pete Townshend’s favorites, it went on to become by far the most popular song from the rock opera, Tommy, reaching #4 in the UK charts and #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. “Pinball Wizard” remains part of The Who’s live set to this day. Perhaps they will perform it later today when they provide musical entertainment for the half time show at the Super Bowl (aka The Stupid Bowl), which I will be doing everything in my power to avoid watching!

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  1. I did go to a Stupid Bowl party because… well, it was a party! About 35 people there including next-door neighbor/drummer Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters. We all watched the WHO do their thing (Pinball Wizard, etc.) and then placed my hand on Taylor’s baby girl’s head and exclaimed “Nice cranium!” 😀

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