John Entwistle

1944 - 2002

John Entwistle

John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, film and music producer. In a music career that spanned more than 40 years, Entwistle was best known as the original bass guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist for the English rock band the Who. He was the only member of the band to have formal musical training. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Entwistle has received more than 2,492,813 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 416th most popular musician.

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  • 54.50

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, John Entwistle ranks 416 out of 2,258Before him are Joe Strummer, Cannonball Adderley, Stevie Young, Mick Mars, Bert Kaempfert, and Bob Klose. After him are Lionel Hampton, John Densmore, Djivan Gasparyan, Alexander Siloti, Freddie King, and Gustavo Santaolalla.

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Among people born in 1944, John Entwistle ranks 133Before him are Carlos Pace, Mordechai Spiegler, Michelle Phillips, James Michel, Frank Oz, and Robert C. Merton. After him are John Densmore, James Heckman, Agnes Baltsa, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, and Michael Rosbash. Among people deceased in 2002, John Entwistle ranks 80Before him are François Périer, Karel Reisz, Velibor Vasović, Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, and Joe Strummer. After him are Lionel Hampton, Juan Antonio Bardem, J. Lee Thompson, Ole-Johan Dahl, Marina Berti, and Uziel Gal.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Entwistle ranks 1,386 out of 5,347Before him are John Henry Poynting (1852), Patrick O'Brian (1914), Henry More (1614), Bob Klose (1945), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), and John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834). After him are Herbert Pitman (1877), William Watson (1715), Gideon Mantell (1790), Martin Frobisher (1535), Kenneth E. Boulding (1910), and George Stubbs (1724).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Entwistle ranks 81Before him are Adrian Smith (1957), Roger Hodgson (1950), Jack Bruce (1943), Johnny Clegg (1953), Stevie Young (1956), and Bob Klose (1945). After him are Greg Lake (1947), Chris Martin (1977), Donovan (1946), Geezer Butler (1949), Martin Gore (1961), and Glenn Tipton (1947).