Hollywood's Hippest Turn Out for (and Join In) the Who's Last Tommy Waltz
updated 09/11/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/11/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT
With tickets going for up to $1,500 per, the concert raised more than $2 million for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation for autistic children, among other charities, and for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But the evening's really hot ticket was an invitation to the postconcert party at Universal's Street of the World set, recently used for filming Dick Tracy. There much of the conversation focused on the difference between the original Tommy and this year's model. "The music is better this time around," observed Timothy Leary. "I was blown away."
"I had better seats this time," exulted Cheech Marin. "And no one was throwing up on me."
The Who's Roger Daltrey considered himself lucky just reaching the last note. "We don't sing it very often, so it's wonderful to have gotten through it. It was hair-raising."
Just ask Patti LaBelle.