Tommy at 50 is the definitive, illustrated information to The Who is mythical rock opera album Tommy, and launched to rejoice its 50th anniversary. Rock legend Pete Townshend, The Who is cofounder, singer, and guitarist, supplies the foreword and used to be interviewed for the retrospective, which showcases 200 pictures, together with unique artwork from the album’s clothier and uncommon pictures.

On Would possibly 23, 1969, The Who launched their step forward album, Tommy. It used to be their fourth studio album and could promote extra than twenty million copies, obtain extensive crucial acclaim, and be inducted into the Grammy Corridor of Repute. Now, in honor of Tommy‘s 50th anniversary, acclaimed song journalist, The Who professional and memorabilia collector, and loved one of the band Chris Charlesworth has teamed up with Mike McInnerney, a longtime loved one of Pete Townshend and the artist for Tommy‘s unique album duvet, to create an atypical souvenir extent that may be a tribute to the unforgettable album and its namesake music.

With eye-establishing textual content and 2 hundred colour pictures, Tommy at 50 considers the album Tommy from 4 particular angles, analyzing the temper of its introduction, the origins and content material of its song, the glance of its iconic art work, and the album’s enduring legacy. It attracts on new interviews from key gamers within the tale with a laugh and revealing perception into the making of the album and contours artwork created completely for the e-book by way of Mike McInnerney, in addition to uncommon pictures of the band. An insightful information and collector’s version extent for all lovers of The Who, Tommy at 50 offers an unprecedented window into The Who is best hour and is a party of 1 largest albums ever made.