Steve Kline Ages of Rock
1969: The Who record Pinball Wizard at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London. Written by Pete Townshend, the song is featured in the rock opera Tommy. Released as a single a month after recording, it will peak at #4 in the U.K. and #19 in the U.S. It is performed by Elton John in the 1975 movie version of Tommy.