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John Entwistle

John Entwistle

English musician; bassist for The Who
Nicknamed “the Ox,” the Who’s John Entwistle embodied the classic rock-bassist persona: a quiet, strong, and even-keeled presence anchoring the more dramatic antics of wildman drummer Keith Moon, brooding songwriter and guitarist Pete Townshend, and charismatic frontman Roger Daltrey.
BornOctober 9, 1944
HometownChiswick, United Kingdom
Net worth$50 million
Height6'0" (1.83m)
SpouseMaxene Harlow, Alison Wise
ChildrenChristopher Entwistle
ParentsQueenie Johns, Herbert Entwistle
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The Who's Pete Townshend thanks God Keith Moon and John Entwistle are dead: '“F—ing difficult to play with”

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Pete Townshend of “The Who” stated that he is glad that band members Keith Moon and John Entwistle are gone. Keith Moon tragically died in 1978 while John Entwistle passed away in 2002.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

An Ox's Tale: The John Entwistle Story
An Ox's Tale: The John Entwistle Story
1h 17min
2006
The Kids Are Alright
The Kids Are Alright
PG
1h 48min
1979
Woodstock
Woodstock
R
3h 4min
1970

Albums

Too Late the Hero
Too Late the Hero
1981
Mad Dog
Mad Dog
1975
Rigor Mortis Sets In
Rigor Mortis Sets In
1973
Whistle Rymes
Whistle Rymes
1972
Smash Your Head Against the Wall
Smash Your Head Against the Wall
1971
Rarities Oxhumed, Vol. 1
Rarities Oxhumed, Vol. 1
2022
I'll Try Again
I'll Try Again
2022
Smash Your Head Against the Wall/Whistle Rymes
Smash Your Head Against the Wall/Whistle Rymes
2021
So Who's the Bass Player: The Ox Anthology
So Who's the Bass Player: The Ox Anthology
2005
Greatest Hits Live
Greatest Hits Live
2003
From the Front Row...Live!
From the Front Row...Live!
2003
Boris the Spider
Boris the Spider
2002
Left for Live
Left for Live
1999
Thunderfingers: The Best of John Entwistle
Thunderfingers: The Best of John Entwistle
1996
Rock
Rock
1996
Anthology
Anthology
1996