Some of Your Favorite Classic Rock Bands Have a Pinball Game
Pinball came out in the 1930s and right from the beginning it was labeled as trouble. Pinball was at one time, from the 1940s till 1976,s banned as illegal gambling. Arcades were all the rage in the 70s. Around here they were in every roller rink like Motor City Roller rink, to arcades like Walkers Pinball Palace and the Van Dyke Butterfly Sports center.
My love for pinball started very young as my neighbor across the street had a game in his garage. The bells and lights drew me to the game and I was hooked. In 1976 Pinball got a big boost from the band, “The Who.” Not only that but a hit song to go with it. Pinball Wizard, gave way to a pinball game based on the movie with Roger Daltrey and Elton John. The pinball game was Captain Fantastic by an American pinball company, Bally Manufacturing.
In later years, Pinball games have had their ups and downs, but like rock and roll, have never died! Many bands and artists have been immortalized forever with their own pinball game machines. Rock guitar god, “Slash,” even helped to design a new Guns and Roses pinball game. The list is getting long on rock and roll-themed pins.
- Foo Fighters
- The Who
- Iron Maiden
- Alice Cooper
- The Beatles
- Led Zeppelin
- Guns & Roses (2)
- The Rolling Stones (2)
- Kiss (2)
- Rob Zombie
- Elton John
- Dolly Parton
More Rock and roll-themed pinballs are being planned. Cheap Trick would be one of the pinball games I would like to see in the future.
Some of Your Favorite Classic Rock Bands Have a Pinball Game. Here is a list of my personal favorites.