Covid Island Discs
Day 135: Pinball Wizard
OK so yesterday I mentioned the song the pinball wizard which in the musical Tommy was performed by Elton John (see yesterday’s post). However, this is the Who’s version of the same song with Roger Daltrey singing. Of course in the musical Tommy (where this song comes from) Roger Daltrey plays Tommy the pinball wizard who defeats his opponent who laments his defeat by singing this song. I guess that is why they needed Elton John to perform this number in the musical Tommy which I have also put in this post. I personally think the Elton John version is better.
Pinball Wizard performed by the Who
Pinball Wizard performed by Elton John
My Video Summary
If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 20 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!