Published on June 29th, 2018 | by Alan Cross


Who bass player John Entwhistle died 16 years ago this week. Let’s remember him with some isolated tracks.

I remember a gang of us all going to see The Who doc The Kids Are Alright when it first hit movie theatres. Sure, Pete and Keith were fun to watch–we knew that going in–but no one left us more gobsmacked than bass player John Entwhistle.

They called him The Ox, a steady presence stage right who let the other three guys take the spotlight. It wasn’t until we actually got to see him play that we realized what an amazing player he was.

John died on June 27, 2002, of a heart attack in a Las Vegas hotel room, a victim of hookers and blow. What a loss.

Find more of John’s isolated bass tracks here.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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