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John Entwistle

Highest Rated:   100% The Kids Are Alright (1979)
Lowest Rated:   77% Tommy (1975)
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The man who expanded the rhythmic background sounds of the bass guitar to a complex upfront sound that helped define a new form of rock music, John Entwhistle (affectionately nicknamed "the Ox") was arguably the most influential bassist in rock & roll history. His subtle humor and remarkable contributions to the Who's musical library not only stood out amidst the chaotic theatricals of bandmates Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and Keith Moon, but also inspired a whole new generation of musicians who continue to expand on his unique style even today. Born in October 1944 in the London suburb of Chiswick, Entwhistle took to music early in life. Early schooling on the French horn and the piano helped to refine his musical sensibilities, and it was in grammar school that he and Townshend began to collaborate under the name the Confederates. The duo soon teamed with Daltrey to form the Detours, and upon completing the foursome with drummer Moon, the lineup that would eventually rocket to fame under the name the Who began to perform as the High Numbers. When Daltrey decided to give up rhythm guitar, Entwhistle's compensation grew increasingly loud and complex, bringing his pulsing sounds to the forefront of the Who's auditory assault and breathing new life into the public perception of the instrument's effectiveness in creating a new and innovative sound in rock music. Later releasing a series of Who albums and a handful of solo albums, Entwhistle's darkly humorous contributions to the Who resulted in such memorable tunes as "Boris the Spider," "The Quiet One," and "The Ox." Performing sporadically following a 1982 farewell tour, the Who's popularity continues to grow even years after the band stopped releasing original material. In late June 2002, just one day before the Who were to embark on a limited North American tour, Entwhistle died as the result of a heart attack in Las Vegas, leaving Daltrey and Townshend as the sole surviving members of the band's original lineup.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Who: The Vegas Job
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Who: In Their Own Words
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet John Entwistle: Bass Guitar Master Class
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Who - Video Music Box Documentary
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet John Entwistle Band: Live
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Rising Low
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Who & Special Guests, The - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet The Who: Maximum R&B Live
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet The Who: Who's Better, Who's Best
  • Actor
1988
100% The Kids Are Alright
  • Actor
1979
100% Quadrophenia
  • Executive Producer
1979
77% Tommy
  • Himself
1975
100% Isle of Wight Festival: Message to Love: 1970
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival
  • Bass/Vocals
1970
100% Monterey Pop
  • Actor
1968

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2000

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