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John Entwistle

John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film and music producer. In a music career that spanned more than 40 years, Entwistle was best known as the original bass guitarist for the English rock band the Who. He was the only member of the band to have formal musical training. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Who in 1990.

Entwistle's instrumental approach used pentatonic lead lines, and a then-unusual treble-rich sound ("full treble, full volume") created by roundwound RotoSound steel bass strings. He was nicknamed "The Ox" and "Thunderfingers". In 2011, he was voted as the greatest bass guitarist of all time in a Rolling Stone magazine readers' poll, and in its special "100 Greatest Bass Players" issue in 2017, Bass Player magazine named Entwistle at number seven.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 9th, 1944 (Chiswick), Died June 27th, 2002 (Paradise)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: electric bass, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 101 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 116038 1965 I don't mind Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116039 1965 Heat wave Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116040 1965 Daddy Rolling Stone Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116041 1965 Lubie come back home Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116042 1965 Out in the street (you're going to know me) Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116043 1965 Please, please, please Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116044 1965 I'm a man Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116045 1965 Leaving here Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116046 1965 Motoring Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116047 1965 Anytime you want me Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116048 5/3/1965 Shout and shimmy Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116049 5/3/1965 Anyway, anyhow, anywhere Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 116915 approximately 12/1/1965-1/31/1966 Instant party Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119443 10/10/1967 Bone dry Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119518 10/18/1967 I can see for miles Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119562 11/10/1967 (Armenia city) In the sky Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119563 11/10/1967 Heinz baked beans Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119564 11/10/1967 Odorano Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119565 11/10/1967 Tattoo Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119566 11/10/1967 Our love was, is Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119567 11/10/1967 I can't reach you Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119568 11/10/1967 Early morning, cold taxi Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119569 11/10/1967 Spotted Henry Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119570 11/10/1967 I'm a boy Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
Decca 119571 11/10/1967 Someone's coming Who, The instrumentalist, electric bass  
(Results 1-25 of 101 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Entwistle, John," accessed January 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314163.

Entwistle, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314163.

"Entwistle, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314163

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