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The Who's Pete Townshend Shares the Story Behind "Pinball Wizard"

Pete Townshend (The Who) “Pinball Wizard” Tommy (1969)Featured on the 1969 rock opera album Tommy, "Pinball Wizard"'s iconic acoustic introduction was inspired by a master. According to legend (and the gurus at wikipedia):In late 1968 or early 1969, when the Who played a rough assembly of their new album to critic Nik Cohn, Cohn gave a lukewarm reaction. Following this, Townshend, as Tommy's... …

The Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time

When considering the choices for this list, we realized it wasn't as easy a task as we initially thought.What makes for a great 12-string guitar song as opposed to a great song that just happens to have a 12-string guitar somewhere on it? Let's face it, if Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" had a ukulele on it, it would immediately be in the running for Greatest Ukulele Song of All Time.That... …

John Entwistle's Isolated Bass from Shepperton "Won't Get Fooled Again"

Today, we're taking some time out to remember the legendary John "The Ox" Entwistle of the Who.Below, check out some extraordinary footage of Entwistle's isolated bass track from the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again," as performed May 25, 1978, at the U.K.'s Shepperton Studios. Entwistle, who is standing in front of a wall of Sunn cabinets, is playing his Alembic Spyder bass (Dean makes a limited... …