Today in Music: 03/19/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: The film Tommy,  based upon The Who’s 1969 rock opera about a “deaf, dumb, and blind” boy who becomes a pinball champion and religious leader, opened in New York City on March 19, 1975. Directed by Ken Russell, the film featured s star-studded cast, including the band members themselves (Roger Daltrey, playing the title role), Ann-MargretOliver ReedEric ClaptonTina TurnerElton John, and Jack Nicholson. Tommy was released by Columbia Pictures. Ann-Margret received a Golden Globe Award for her performance and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best ActressPete Townshend was also nominated for an Oscar for his work in scoring and adapting the music for the film. #thewhostommy #thewho #tommy #rockopera #rogerdaltry #petetownsend #columbiapictures #annmargret #eltonjohn #jacknicholson #tinaturner #goldenglobe #oscarnom #robertstigwood #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory

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