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The Who: Rock On, Tommy!

Charles Shaar Murray, Q, November 1989

That deaf, dumb and blind kid is back, along with all the unsavoury characters – Cousin Kevin, Uncle Ernie, the Acid Queen – who made his life a misery the first time. Pete Townshend and The Who resurrected their infamous rock opera for an all-star spectacular in Hollywood, and the celebs turned out mob-handed. Our man in the thousand-dollar seat, Charles Shaar Murray.

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