John Entwistle
(1944-2002)

Died aged c. 58

John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician, 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. 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 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," the latter because his digits became a blur across the four-string fretboard. In 2011, he was voted as the greatest bass guitarist of all time in a Rolling Stone reader's poll. According to The Biography Channel, Entwistle is considered by many to be the best rock bass guitarist that ever lived, and is considered to have done for the bass what Jimi Hendrix did for the guitar.

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band member of The Who 1964-2002

Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Live at Leeds The University Refectory is a legendary concert venue. The Who's performance here on 14 February 1970 was recorded and released as 'Live at Leeds', the most celebrated live album of its generation

Leeds University Refectory, Lifton Place, Leeds, United Kingdom where they performed (1970)

BBC Music Day 2017 #BBC Radio Gloucestershire

John Entwistle 1944-2002 Founder member and bass player with The Who. Local musician, songwriter and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee.

Royal British Legion, Gloucester, United Kingdom where they was