The Question: What role did Elton John play in the 1975 film “Tommy”?
The Pinball Wizard
Rod Stewart was originally slated to play the role of the pinball wizard in “Tommy” the 1975 film based on The Who’s rock opera album of the same name. Elton John eventually talked Stewart out of it, after which he took on the role himself, but only after producer Robert Stigwood agreed that John could keep the oversized Doc Martin boots from his costume. Elton John’s version of “Pinball Wizard” from the movie is the only cover version of a song by The Who to break the top 10 in the UK.
The correct answer is The Pinball Wizard.