John Entwistle

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Legal name: John Alec Entwistle

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John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was a British musician, songwriter, singer, film and music producer, who was best known as the bass guitarist for British 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.

John 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", as well as "Thunderfingers" – because his digits became a blur across the four-string fretboard. In 2011, a Rolling Stone reader poll selected him as the greatest bassist of all time. The Biography Channel has declared that John Entwistle is considered by many to be the best bass guitarist that ever lived, and that it is often said that he did for the bass what Jimi Hendrix did for the guitar.

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Discography

Album

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

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 King Biscuit Flower Hour: John Entwistle Live John Entwistle 1
2002 Left for Live Live The John Entwistle Band 2

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