The Long Lunch

Remembering The Ox


Bass player with The Who, songwriter, singer and artist John Entwistle died on the 27th of June 2002.

John met future Who bandmate Pete Townsend at school and they formed a rock band.

He was then introduced to Roger Daltry, who invited him to join his band The Detours.

Townsend and drummer Keith Moon join later and the group became The Who.

Pete Townsend wrote most of The Who's songs but John wrote many album tracks.

Outside of The Who, he worked with numerous other music stars including Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Keith Emerson & Randy Bachman.

He also recorded seven solo albums, four released in the 70's.

John was also a well known artist attending and displaying his work at numerous art shows.

John was 57 when he died of a heart attack brought on by a cocaine overdose.

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