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Pinball Wizard
The Who
Who The 1969 PinballWizard45

Ever since I was a young boy
I've played the silver ball
From Soho down to Brighton
I must have played them all
But I ain't seen nothing like him
In any amusement hall...
That deaf dumb and blind kid
Sure plays a mean pin ball

1969
19
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1969
  • peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles chart in 1969
  • from The Who's fourth studio album, Tommy (1969)
  • written by Pete Townshend; the lyrics are written from the perspective of a pinball champion who is astounded by the skills of Tommy Walker: "That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball" 
  • produced by Kit Lambert
  • recorded February 7, 1969 at Morgan Studios, London, UK 
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