TOMMY by The Who is an iconic Rock Opera that shaped the face of Rock and Roll for decades.?TOMMY by The Who, comes to Galveston Island all of?March 2016. March 4th through April 2nd to be exact. The “Island East-End Theater Company”, located at 2317 Mechanic in Downtown Galveston, TX is the host venue for all performances. The Island ETC has ticket information and details at 409.762.3556.
Tommy by The Who;
- Has sold over 20 million albums since its release in 1969.
- Is ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as the 96th Best Album of all time.
- Was created primarily by Peter Townshend, however other band members of The Who, Keith Moon, Roger Daltrey, & John Entwistle?also contributed to the final product as we know it today.
- Was the fourth studio album of this British Rock Group that established themselves in 1964.
- Is a Rock Opera about a deaf, dumb, and blind boy named Tommy who went on to become a “Pinball Wizard”. The Opera also deals with the relationship of Tommy with his family and his experiences with life.
- Became Peter Townshend’s dream of creating something more that a “Pop Single”. He wanted to make an impact and a musical statement. TOMMY clearly went far beyond the bands wildest dreams. The Who have been impacting the music, ?and concert scene around the World for fifty-two (52) years.
The Who always wanted to make music that they could easily duplicate on stage and at concerts. The wanted their fans to hear in a “Live”?performance what they heard on the radio or from their albums. Stage performances was what drove The Who. They were not studio musicians by any stretch of the imagination. The studio was merely a means to create popular music so they could go out on Tour and perform on stage for their fans. Music from The Who and TOMMY can be heard on Rock Radio everyday. They have performed at half-time of The Super Bowl. And their music is used today as Theme music for several popular Television Series Shows. The Who even appeared at the most famous Rock Concert of all times, “Woodstock”. TOMMY by The Who, the legend lives on!