1955: Ray Charles scores his first hit, landing on Billboard’s R&B charts with his song “I Got a Woman.”
The song is a revamped gospel tune, originally titled “It Might Be Jesus.”
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1969: This is the day that The Who first performs their rock opera Tommy live in concert in Dalton, England.
Five years later to the day (1974), they begin filming the movie version, directed by Ken Russell.
Twenty-four years later (1993), the Broadway version opens.
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