October 20, 2020

2000-02-17 – Arizona Republic

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f inds him about as good as he gets.
Pinball Wizard. See Me, Feel Me.
Do You Think It's Alright? Acid
Queen. I ’m Free. We 're Not Gonna
Take It. Classics every one.

If The Whoiv Tommy makes the
surviving Who richer, it’s value re-
ceived.

There is a gruesome side. There
are university students who’ve never
owned a Who album. Who think
Pinball Wi "'ard IS one of those “old-
ies but goodies” on the classic
stations.

Here’s a quote ofi" the Web from
Michelle Bebensee, musical director
for a production of The Whufs
Tommy in Des Moines, Iowa. She’s
in her 205.

“I didn’t know much about the
Who. I had to go into the record
stores and dig up their music.”

Dig up? An ominous phrase.

How did those guys get so old?
We didn’t.

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