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The Who: The Making of Tommy

1968 was a time of soul-searching for the Who - with three badly performing singles behind them, they needed a big new idea to put them back at the top and, crucially, to hold them together as a band. Inspired by Indian spiritual master Meher Baba, Pete Townshend created the character of Tommy, the 'deaf, dumb and blind boy'. Broke and fragmenting when they started recording, the album went on to sell over 20 million copies. In this film, the Who speak for the first time about the making of the iconic album and how its success changed their lives.

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1 hour

Last on

Wed 21 Jan 2015 23:00


Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestRoger Daltrey
Interviewed GuestPete Townshend
Interviewed GuestDes McAnuff
Interviewed GuestRichard Barnes
Interviewed GuestJann Wenner
Interviewed GuestRichard Stanley
Interviewed GuestMike McInnerney
Interviewed GuestRichard de Curtis
Interviewed GuestBob Pridden
Interviewed GuestDavid Wild
Interviewed GuestChris Welch