John Entwistle

1944 - 2002

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John ‍Alec ‍Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English musician, songwriter and bassist ‍for the rock band the Who. Nicknamed "The Ox" and "Thunderfingers", Entwistle's music career spanned over four decades. He was the band's only member with formal musical training and also provided backing and occasional lead vocals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Entwistle has received more than 3,166,140 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). John Entwistle is the 337th most popular musician (up from 414th in 2019), the 1,168th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,384th in 2019) and the 69th most popular British Musician.

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Among musicians, John Entwistle ranks 337 out of 2,675Before him are Tony Allen, Tiësto, Alice Herz-Sommer, Nikolai Kapustin, Clara Rockmore, and Steve Vai. After him are Jacob Gade, Dave Murray, Roger Whittaker, Robby Krieger, Leopold Godowsky, and Bill Ward.

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Among people born in 1944, John Entwistle ranks 111Before him are Sondra Locke, Daniel Pennac, Coluche, Sam Elliott, Patrice Chéreau, and Andris Bērziņš. After him are Michelle Phillips, Jan-Michael Vincent, Frank Oz, Pattie Boyd, Ashraf Marwan, and Kelly Bishop. Among people deceased in 2002, John Entwistle ranks 63Before him are Mauro Ramos, Henri Verneuil, Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Peggy Lee, George Porter, and Kim Hunter. After him are Velibor Vasović, Hugo Banzer, Joaquín Balaguer, Pierre Werner, Joe Strummer, and Igor Ansoff.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Entwistle ranks 1,168 out of 6,924Before him are Joan Robinson (1903), Clive Granger (1934), John Hunter (1728), Robert Fludd (1574), John Lindley (1799), and Patrick Macnee (1922). After him are James Jeans (1877), Mary Dyer (1611), John Webster (1578), Jethro Tull (1674), Jack Phillips (1887), and William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Entwistle ranks 69Before him are Nicko McBrain (1952), Don Airey (1948), John McLaughlin (1942), Geezer Butler (1949), PJ Harvey (1969), and Ken Hensley (1945). After him are Dave Murray (1956), Bill Ward (1948), Jack Bruce (1943), Adrian Smith (1957), Mick Taylor (1949), and Ian Anderson (1947).