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Duration: 1 hour

1968 was a time of soul searching for the band - 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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Mon 28 Oct 2013 01:00 BBC Four

Credits

Interviewed Guest
Roger Daltrey
Interviewed Guest
Pete Townshend
Interviewed Guest
Des McAnuff
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Richard Barnes
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Jann Wenner
Interviewed Guest
Richard Stanley
Interviewed Guest
Mike McInnerney
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Richard de Curtis
Interviewed Guest
Bob Pridden
Interviewed Guest
David Wild
Interviewed Guest
Chris Welch

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