Tag Archives: Pete Townshend

Pinball Wizard: The Who; Elton John [Tommy]; McFly.

Hello there! This is the sixth installment in our new feature: “Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies.”  In these posts, we discuss a famous song that makes an important contribution to a movie. This week’s entry is Pinball Wizard. … Continue reading

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Barbara Ann: The Regents; The Who; The Beach Boys

Hello there! Our song this week is Barbara Ann. This is a bouncy, catchy doo-wop song. We will review the original version by The Regents, and we will also discuss versions by The Who and by The Beach Boys. The … Continue reading

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Baba O’Riley: The Who; The Grateful Dead; Pearl Jam

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Baba O’Riley. This is a terrific hard-rock anthem by The Who. After discussing the original song, we will review covers from the Grateful Dead and by Pearl Jam. The Who … Continue reading

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Summertime Blues: Eddie Cochran and The Who

Hello there! This week’s post will review the song Summertime Blues. This is one of the few hits by an early rocker whose tragic death cut short a very promising career. We will also discuss a cover of this song … Continue reading

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