I was listening to the Who's Tommy today and I thought about the term "pinball wizard". I was born in 1980 so I wasn't around during this extraordinarily time in music and pinball, but I was wondering if Pete Townsend coined the phrase or if "Pinball Wizard" was around before the song?? The term pinball wizard is now pretty entrenched in pinball culture. I spent some time online doing research but really didn't find anything predating the song. I'd be interested to know more about the origins of the term "Pinball Wizard".
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