John Entwistle also known as “The Ox”
was born in West London in 1944.
He was one of England’s finest Rock
bass players and will best be remembered
for being the bass player for the English
rock band “The Who”
He also was a prodigious songwriter, singer,
record producer and player of the
The Who were at the forefront of the British
Rhythm and Blues scene in the mid sixties
and were greatly championed my the Mods.
He went to school with Pete Townsend at
Acton County Grammar School.
He revolutionized bass guitar playing
many basses; in the early days Fender and
Rickenbacker and later Gibson and Alembic.
He was one of the first to use the famous
Marshall Stacks in a attempt to make
As a member of The Who he was inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
He died at the Hard Rock Hotel in
Las Vegas on
the 27th June 2002, a day before
The Who first 2002 American tour.