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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 9 October 1944Chiswick, London, England, UK
Date of Death 27 June 2002Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  (heart attack brought on by cocaine use)
Birth NameJohn Alec Entwistle
Nicknames The Ox
Thunderfingers
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Entwistle was born on October 9, 1944 in Chiswick, London, England as John Alec Entwistle. He was married to Maxene Harlow and Alison Wise. He died on June 27, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Spouse (2)

Maxene Harlow (21 September 1991 - 1997) (divorced)
Alison Wise (23 June 1967 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (5)

Calmly continuing to play bass onstage, whilst his bandmates proceeded to demolish their equipment.
Would wear military or police uniform tops on stage in the early days.
Spider Medallion
Gibson Thunderbird Bass
Deep voice

Trivia (10)

He was the bass guitarist with The Who (rock band) along with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the late Keith Moon.
Has claimed to be the best rock bass player living.
Has one son, Christopher Entwistle.
Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Who) in 1990.
He was awarded the 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical Production of 1996 for Tommy, performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre with Pete Townshend.
Played bass guitar, piano, trumpet and French horn
Behind Pete Townshend, he was the second-most prolific songwriter in The Who. His songs were known for a dry sense of humor and insightful wit.
Entwistle earned the nickname, "The Ox", not due to his temperament or size, but because of his constitution; he had the reputation of being able to party the most of any of his band mates, even (especially) the legendary Moon. Many found the broad-shouldered bass-player intimidating, and he was often thought of as a larger man than he actually was (being about 6 feet even, the same height as The Who guitarist Pete Townshend).
Son of Queenie Johns.
He was considered for bassist in the Moody Blues when they were looking for new one.

Personal Quotes (2)

I can't stand rap....people who can't sing do rap....you can sing rebellion as well as talk it....Hitler would have been in a rap band.
He [Keith Moon] didn't play [drums] from left to right, or from right to left, he'd play forward; I've never seen anyone play like that before or since.

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