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The Who Perform Tommy at Fillmore East, October 24, 1969

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Photographer's Notes:The Who’s performance of “Tommy” was a shining moment for me since I played a major role in pulling together the theater’s technical staff and getting them to convince Bill Graham to put up the money for a special production budget. It seemed absurd to me that The Who would stand on stage and simply play “Tommy” as if it was just any other concert when there was a libretto to work with for putting together the light show. We persuaded Bill that here was an opportunity to give the public a real theatrical experience, and even though he didn’t have to do it since all the performances were already sold out, he came up with $5000. So the Joshua Light Show worked out an entire scenario to accompany the opera with special effects and appropriate imagery. We built a new 60 foot wide curved light show screen, flying mattes and scrims. I got a $500 budget all to myself to create special effects film sequences and did an elaborate job for the “Acid Queen” number. Tom Shoesmith, the light show’s lumia artist, created a break away mirror effect that was very successful night after night, as seen in this photograph. And the regular F.E. weekly printed program was expanded to include the whole text of the rock opera.For more information on purchasing Amalie R. Rothschild’s photographs, please contact our gallery.Los Angeles Sales +1 310-881-6025New York City Sales +1 212 941 8770

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The Who Perform Tommy at Fillmore East, October 24, 1969
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