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November 4, 2013

The Who ‘Tommy’ Pop Up and Pinball Arcade

 

THE WHO “TOMMY” POP-UP SHOP AND PINBALL ARCADE

 BE THE “PINBALL WIZARD” AND WIN A SIGNED FENDER

 EXCLUSIVE SIGNED ARTWORK, PRETTY GREEN PARKA, BOXSETS TO BE WON

 

To celebrate the release on 11th November of The Who’s defining rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind pinball playing boy in Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions, there will be a very special week-long pop-up shop and pinball arcade just off the spiritual home of The Mods, Carnaby Street.

 

Mark your diary: the pop-up shop will be active from the 7th to 15th November – at 19 Foubert’s Place, London W1.

 

BandMerch a subsidiary of AEG Live and Universal Music Catalogue are proud to announce that the pop-up shop will carry a whole range of The Who and Tommy merchandise as well as original 1970s pinball machines, including a very rare Tommy machine.

 

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If you ever thought yourself to be the Pinball Wizard now is your chance to prove it -whoever gets the highest score on the original Tommy pinball machine will win a special Fender Stratocaster signed by Pete Townshend.

 

Eight exclusive pieces of Tommy artwork signed by Pete Townshend will be auctioned in store in aid of The Double O and Teenage Cancer Trust charities.

 

The first 10 people through the door on the 7th will be able to buy signed boxsets and the first 100 will receive a limited edition The Who lanyard.

 

Every person visiting the store will have the chance to win signed posters, a Pretty Green Who Parka and a very special art print by John Penton Davis. Paul Kelly will be on hand in the store at 2pm on Friday as well as all day on Saturday and Sunday to display the artwork John did for the book ‘A Decade Of The Who’ and to tell his story.

 

 

THE WHO POP UP STORE AND PINBALL ARCADE

 

19 Fouberts Place, Soho, London, W1F 7QE

 

Mon – Sat 10am-7pm

 

Sunday 10am–6pm

 

Carnaby Street Lights (14th)   9am-10pm

 

 

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12 Responses to The Who ‘Tommy’ Pop Up and Pinball Arcade

Carol Gray (the original Essex Girl) says: November 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Astonished to read the comment re ”eerie silence’ in the Who shop! I have visited twice over the last 3 days and found the background music from the large TV so loud I had to ask the staff to turn it down so that I could have a conversation with them.
I hope for some luck in the auction taking place…maybe I should have bid higher ??

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Chris Charlesworth says: November 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I have just returned from the pop up shop but apart from the ‘buzzers and bells’ from the pinball machines it was eerily silent. I have a great idea. Why not play Who music in the shop from the moment it opens to the moment it closes – and play it loud?

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Crock says: November 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Searching for a Tommy pinball machine for years, located one in my home town on ebay, did the deal (£800) + it turned out the sellers garden backed on to mine….went down well at home! With a ‘that’s not coming in the house’ ! Yeah,,,sits nicely surrounded by framed albums and autographs from 1975

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Digbee says: November 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Went to visit the pop up shop today the pinball machine is a Tommy original not the original from Tommy as the above implied. It also broke on our first go. Rebooted (pinball term) and got another free go. Highest score to date was 246million, my son only managed 184million, whilst I just scraped the balls straight into the catcher.

Had a go at sealed bids on a couple of the smaller prints as did not think the huge 6ftx4ft ones would travel on the bus too well.

Lots of Who merchandise even some Who imprinted Parkas. B-)

Worth a visit if not been up there for 30 years ! Although all the shops have changed. The pubs are exactly the same :-)

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