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Author Charlesworth, Chris, 1947- author.

Title Tommy at 50 : the mood, the music, the look, and the legacy of the Who's legendary rock opera / Chris Charlesworth and Mike McInnerney ; foreword by Pete Townshend.

Publication Info. [New York] : Apollo Publishers, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.6609 Who CHA    Available
Description 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 172) and index.
Summary For the 50th anniversary of The Who's most legendary album, Tommy, comes the definitive illustrated guide to the album, featuring a foreword from Pete Townshend as well as new interviews with the legend himself and showcasing original art from the artist of the album's iconic case. On May 23, 1969, The Who released their breakthrough album, Tommy. It was their fourth studio album and would sell more than twenty million copies, receive wide critical acclaim, and be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Now, in honor of the album's fiftieth anniversary, acclaimed music journalist, Who expert and memorabilia collector, and friend of the band Chris Charlesworth has teamed up with Mike McInnerney, a longtime friend of Pete Townshend and the artist for Tommy's original album cover, to create an extraordinary keepsake volume that is a tribute to the unforgettable album and its namesake song. With eye-opening text and two hundred color photos, Tommy at 50 considers the album Tommy from four distinct angles, examining the mood of its creation, the origins and content of its music, the look of its iconic artwork, and the album's enduring legacy. It draws on new interviews from key players in the story, including Pete Townshend, and features art created exclusively for the book by McInnerney. An insightful guide and collector's edition volume for all fans of The Who, Tommy at 50 offers an unparalleled window into The Who's finest hour.
Subject Townshend, Pete. Tommy (Opera).
Who (Musical group) -- History.
Rock music -- 1961-1970 -- History and criticism.
Added Author McInnerney, Mike, 1944- author.
Townshend, Pete, writer of foreword.
Added Title Tommy at fifty
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