A little over a week ago on May 17, Tommy Walker turned 50 years old.
In case you don’t know, Tommy Walker is the key figure in the first “rock opera” by The Who.
Their fourth breakout album was released 50 years ago on that date and in honor of this anniversary, there’s six links below to online articles about the album “Tommy” by The Who.
And below that are the MBIP Coming Attractions for next week!
Townshend on Tommy: Behind The Who’s Rock Opera - An interesting archival article featuring Pete Townshend discussing “Tommy” right after its release in July of 1969 in Rolling Stone.
50 Years Ago: The Who Release The Rock Opera ‘Tommy’ - This is an essay on “Tommy” and it also ranks all twelve of the albums recorded by The Who.
The Who’s ‘Tommy’: An In-Depth Look At Their Groundbreaking Rock Opera Album - A quick synopsis on the album along with five facts and a quick review from “famous fan” Billie Joe Armstrong.
10 Deep Facts about The Who’s “Tommy” - I never knew Nik Cohn inspired the “Pinball Wizard” song or that it was the last song recorded for the album.
Cover Story - “Tommy” by Mike McInnerney - Artist Mike McInnerney discusses designing the album cover and Pete Townshend talks about the artist in this article.
The Who’s game-changing rock opera ‘Tommy’ turns 50 - A lengthy NY Post article from last week about “Tommy” turning 50.
Last night was the official going away party for my friends, Chelsie Tamms from Lettering Works and Daniel Hart from Daniel Hart Web Design at Broken Tree on Main Street. There were a lot of fun people there, beer and pizza and the photos from that evening will be up tomorrow! Chelsie and Daniel are moving to Chicago and a nice crowd of friends showed up to wish them both the best of luck!
Tuesday will be the 31st week in our 13 month chicken tour. This week is a road trip with MBIP pal and Wheelman, Scott Turley. In fact he’s going to be here shortly, so I have to finish this shit up, I just realized I’m running late!
The rest of the week is going to be a bunch of shit I still have to figure out, I’m running way behind on my schedule, so I need some time to figure things out. Luckily tomorrow’s a holiday and I’m hoping to catch up on shit then, so just stay tuned to see what’s going to happen here. I’m not too sure right now.
I have to go get ready for today’s road trip now, it never ends! Sheesh!