Classic Rock Wiki
Advertisement

Tommy is a rock opera produced by The Who. It stars a "deaf, dumb, and blind man", played by The Who's Roger Daltrey, who is an expert at pinball despite his disability. The film also stars Arthur Brown of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown as an evangelist and Elton John as the Wizard himself. Tina Turner is also featured as the "Acid Queen", who uses hallucinogenics to treat Tommy. Eric Clapton appears as a priest. Keith Moon stars as Uncle Ernie. John Entwistle has a cameo. Jack Nicholson appears as a specialist. Peet Townshend appears as the narrator. The film was accompanied by an album.

The Who was planning another rock opera called Lighthouse,with several songs recorded for it becoming hits. The project was never completed, although a compilation of its songs was released.

Advertisement