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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The Who’s Tommy 50th Anniversary – Friday 21 June




Tommy 50th Anniversary


Tim Rogers, Davey Lane and Ash Naylor have put together an all-star band to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Who’s break through album of 1969, “Tommy”, which they will perform in June as “Captain Walker’s Unborn Children”.

The Pete Townsend-penned masterpiece “ropera” (sic) about the deaf, dumb and blind kid, has been represented in theatre, film and of course, live performance by “The ‘Orrible ‘Oo”, but never in its full track listing sequence.  That’s about to change, when Captain Walker’s Unborn Children bring “Tommy” to life St Kilda’s MEMO Music Hall.

Says Rogers, ‘Captain Walker’s Unborn Children want to pull the pinball and light up the whole bloody thing.

‘No theatrics, no script, just Tommy in its entirety.’

The foolhardy minstrels sparkin’ up the stage include: Davey Lane, Ash Naylor, Brett Wolfenden, Talei Wolfgramm, Tim Rogers, Liam McGorry.

After seeing Tommy done in various states of theatre and film, Captain Walker’s brood wanted to revisit the power and atmosphere of the original LP – Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy!

Mick Pachollihttp://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.