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.