John Entwistle: An Ox's Tale
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About the Movie
In 1964, The Who became one of the key figures of the British Invasion, taking the American music scene by storm. While Roger Daltrey, Pete Townsend and Keith Moon took the spotlight with their on stage antics, John Entwistle, stood in the shadows poised to become the biggest bass player in rock and roll. In 2002, after years of touring his solo project the John Entwistle Band, Entwistle couldn't resist the lure of bringing back one of the greatest bands in rock and roll history. Tragically, plans for The Who's North American Reunion Tour were cut short when on the eve of the first show John was found dead in his Las Vegas hotel room. "The Ox," as Entwistle was affectionately known, left behind many fans and several unfinished projects. With his passing, the world lost a musical legend, dubbed Guitar Magazine's "Bassist of the Millennium." Narrated by Peter Frampton, John Entwistle: An Ox's Tale covers the life of John Entwistle, from his first public performance at the age of 14 to his feelings about The Who's most recent reunion. This "special directors edition" contains excerpts from Pete Townshend's 3-hour conversation with Entwistle's drummer and close friend Steve Luongo.
Wow! This is a great story about "The Ox'" greatest bass player of all time! Peter Frampton does a great job with the narration.
A great tribute
I watched this for the first time a few time a few years ago. If you really love The Who or just John ( I don't see how you could separate the two) this is right up your alley. Wonderful interviews and commentary. Every bass player should watch this.....period. It's a truly great tribute, to a great musician who paved the way for todays' modern style.
A brilliant tribute to the best bassist in rock... period
This is a required purchase for any who fan or bassist. John got overlooked on stage because he was not a physical guy with his instrument. He let the bass do the talking. This show gives John his due. Like Keith Moon, there will never be another bassist like John Alec Entwistle.