John Entwistle in 1976
|Birth name||John Alec Entwistle|
|Also known as||The Ox|
|Born||9 October 1944
Chiswick, Middlesex, England
|Died||27 June 2002 (age 58)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Instruments||Bass, French horn, vocals|
|Years active||1962 - 2002|
|Associated acts||The Who|
John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English musician who was best known as the bassist for the rock band The Who. His bass playing style influenced many other bass players who came after him. Many people regard him as the greatest bassist in the history of rock music.
Entwistle's played his bass as a lead instrument At the time of his death he had a collection of over 200 instruments that reflected the different brands he used over his career: Fender, Rickenbacker, Alembic, Warwick were the brands he used most.
Entwistle played bass for The Who and as a solo performer from 1964 until 2002.
In 1990, Entwistle was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Who.