John Entwistle

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Legal name: John Alec Entwistle


John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician, film and music producer. In a music career that spanned more than 40 years, Entwistle was best known as the original bass guitarist for the English rock band The Who. He was the only member of the band to have formal musical training. His aggressive lead sound influenced many rock bass players. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Who in 1990.

Entwistle's instrumental approach used pentatonic lead lines, and a then-unusual treble-rich sound ("full treble, full volume") created by roundwound RotoSound steel bass strings. He was nicknamed "The Ox" and "Thunderfingers," the latter because his digits became a blur across the four-string fretboard. In 2011, he was voted as the greatest bass guitarist of all time in a Rolling Stone reader's poll. According to The Biography Channel, Entwistle is considered by many to be the best rock bass guitarist that ever lived, and is considered to have done for the bass what Jimi Hendrix did for the guitar.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Smash Your Head Against the Wall John Entwistle 3
1972 Whistle Rymes John Entwistle 3
1973 Rigor Mortis Sets In John Entwistle 2
1975 Mad Dog John Entwistle's Ox 2
1981 Too Late the Hero John Entwistle 2
1996 The Rock John Entwistle 2
2000 Music from Van-Pires The John Entwistle Band 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Thunderfingers: The Best of John Entwistle John Entwistle 1
1998 Anthology John Entwistle 1
2005 So Who's the Bass Player? The Ox Anthology John Entwistle 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 King Biscuit Flower Hour: John Entwistle John Entwistle 1
2002 Left for Live The John Entwistle Band 2
2004 From the Front Row...Live! John Entwistle 1

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