Soul Station Feature: The Who

We're Not Gonna Take it

Tommy by the Who is 50 years old this month. Yes, it was released in late May of 1969. It certainly was a milestone and a crossroads for the Who. Starting in 1970, they were becoming their own version of a hard rock band, while Tommy was, in many ways piano and acoustic guitar driven. I remember seeing an all Tommy show in late 1969 and then seeing the Who again in early 1970 and the Tommy material was much different, much harder, more rock and very like what is on the extended Live At Leeds. I don't know how popular Tommy is anymore, though I still like it and like comparing the original to the live tracks on Live At Leeds.

DJ π a.k.a Paul Yamada