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Pinball Wizard

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"Pinball Wizard"
Single by the Who
from the album Tommy
B-side"Dogs Part Two"
Released7 March 1969 (1969-03-07)
Recorded7 February 1969
StudioMorgan, London
Songwriter(s)Pete Townshend
Producer(s)Kit Lambert
The Who singles chronology
"Magic Bus"
"Pinball Wizard"
"I'm Free"

"Pinball Wizard" is a 1969 song by English rock band The Who and featured on the rock opera Tommy. It went to number 4 in the United Kingdom, number 19 in the United States, number 14 in Ireland, number 12 in the Netherlands, number 6 in Canada and South Africa and number 8 in New Zealand.

Elton John version[change | change source]

"Pinball Wizard"
Single by Elton John
from the album Tommy soundtrack
Released12 March 1976
Songwriter(s)Pete Townshend
Producer(s)Gus Dudgeon
Elton John singles chronology
"Grow Some Funk of Your Own / I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)"
"Pinball Wizard"
"Love Song"

In 1975, singer Elton John covered Pinball Wizard for the 1975 Ken Russell movie Tommy. It went to number 7 in the United Kingdom, number 88 in Australia and number 13 in Ireland. It was not released as a commercial single in the United States and was not allowed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 countdown.

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. Bosso, Joe (11 May 2016). "The 25 Greatest Acoustic Songs in Hard Rock". Guitar Player. NewBay Media. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. Stanley, Bob (13 September 2013). Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop. Faber & Faber. p. 348. ISBN 978-0-571-28198-5.