John Entwistle

1944 - 2002

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John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English musician who was the bassist for the rock band The Who. Entwistle's music career spanned over four decades. Nicknamed "The Ox" and "Thunderfingers", 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 3,467,682 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). John Entwistle is the 360th most popular musician (down from 337th in 2019), the 1,252nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,168th in 2019) and the 71st most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, John Entwistle ranks 360 out of 2,662Before him are Leonardo De Lorenzo, Jan Garbarek, David Crosby, Agustín Barrios, Peter Criss, and Leopold Godowsky. After him are Mick Taylor, Wallace Hartley, Robert Trujillo, Jerry Reed, Nathan Milstein, and Alexis Weissenberg.

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Among people born in 1944, John Entwistle ranks 132Before him are Ferenc Bene, Sam Elliott, Jan Guillou, Peter Lindbergh, Carlos Pace, and Gianfranco Ferré. After him are Alice Walker, Kemal Sunal, Johnny Winter, Tommie Smith, Brian Tracy, and Richard Leakey. Among people deceased in 2002, John Entwistle ranks 69Before him are Hugo Banzer, Abba Eban, Joaquín Balaguer, Aileen Wuornos, Infanta Beatriz of Spain, and François Périer. After him are John Frankenheimer, Geraldine of Albania, Choi Hong Hi, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Katy Jurado, and Kim Hunter.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Entwistle ranks 1,252 out of 7,765Before him are Leonard Woolley (1880), Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (1721), Matthew Festing (1949), Henry Thomas Buckle (1821), Jethro Tull (1674), and Horace Walpole (1717). After him are Gary Lineker (1960), David Thewlis (1963), Keith O'Brien (1938), Elizabeth de Burgh (1289), Mick Taylor (1949), and Wallace Hartley (1878).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Entwistle ranks 71Before him are Nicko McBrain (1952), Dave Murray (1956), Don Airey (1948), Jack Bruce (1943), Cliff Williams (1949), and Ginger Baker (1939). After him are Mick Taylor (1949), Wallace Hartley (1878), Adrian Smith (1957), Chris Martin (1977), Janick Gers (1957), and Glenn Tipton (1947).