John Entwistle

John Entwistle

Actor, Original Music Composer

BIO

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, horn player, and film and record producer who was best known as the bass player for the rock band The Who. 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 lead instrument approach used pentatonic lead lines, and a then-unusual trebly sound ("full treble, full volume") created by roundwound RotoSound steel bass strings. He had a collection of over 200 instruments by the time of his death, reflecting the different brands he used over his career: Fender and Rickenbacker basses in the 1960s, Gibson and Alembic basses in the 1970s, Warwick in the 1980s, and Status all-Carbon fibre basses in the 1990s.

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Entwistle, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Birthday

Oct. 9, 1944

Place of birth

Chiswick, London, England, UK

Login required.

Click here to login

The Who - The Making of Tommy

1968 was a time of soul searching for the band - with three badly performing singles behind them th… Read more

Login required.

Click here to login

The Who Sensation: The Story of Tommy

The Who's seminal double album 'Tommy', released in 1969, is a milestone in rock history. It revita… Read more

Login required.

Click here to login

9.5

The Who Live at the Royal Albert Hall

The Who & Special Guests: Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a concert film of The Who's concert … Read more

Login required.

Click here to login

9

Listening to You: The Who Live at the Isle of Wight

Mod rockers the Who are captured live by director Murray Lerner at the legendary Isle of Wight fest… Read more

Login required.

Click here to login

8.3

The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970

Filmed in 1970 at the Isle of Wight Festival, this classic concert captures The Who at the height o… Read more

Login required.

Click here to login

7.5

Monterey Pop

Legendary California music festival (pre-Woodstock) that launched the state-side careers of several… Read more

Login required.

Click here to login

4.8

The Kids Are Alright

Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous ro… Read more

Login required.

Click here to login

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who

A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshen… Read more

Login required.

Click here to login

The Who - Who's Next

In this 1999 documentary, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle discuss the making of wh… Read more

Login required.

Click here to login

Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me?

In his home studio and revisiting old haunts in Shepherds Bush and Battersea, Pete Townshend opens … Read more

Login required.

Click here to login

Les chemins perdus

Series of three short 'Pop Films' directed between 1966 - 67 for French television by Philippe Garr… Read more

Login required.

Click here to login

6.5

Rising Low

Based on the life and death of Gov't Mule bassist Allen Woody, and the making of a double-disc trib… Read more