2nd May 1969, The Who gave a press preview of their new rock opera ‘Tommy’ at Ronnie Scott’s in London, England. The double album about a “deaf, dumb and blind boy” who becomes the leader of a messianic movement, was the first musical work to be billed overtly as a rock opera. In 1998 it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical, artistic and significant value” and has now sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Listen to Roger Daltrey talking about The Who: https://audioboom.com/posts/5027003-the-who-50-years-counting-part-iii?t=0The group release the anthem My Generation and would hit a creative zenith with a string of further classic singles and albums.
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