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Psychwarlord
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posted 27 June 2002 08:59 PM      Profile for Psychwarlord        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
At age 57, just saw it on TV - bass player for the Who

I am saddened greatly, I loved The Who, they were my first rock concert (Spectrum in Philadelphia - loudest concert I ever heard) - I bought his solo albums (Smash Your Head Against the Wall, Wistle Rhymes, Rigor Mortis) The Who from 1964 - 1974 was one of the greatest bands the world has ever seen. They were going to play nearby in Mansfield, MA on 7/27, and I was thinking of going. I remember when Keith Moon died in 1978 -
I was devastated (now I'm older and more accepting of death, alas) - Entwistle dies 25 years later!

Now, no more news on what happened - I guess we'll find out. RIP John


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WingNut
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posted 27 June 2002 10:21 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It is sad. I have been a hug Who fan owning, at one time, almost all their records. I have seen at two of their farewell tours. And loved them both. I guess he died before he got old.
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Arch Stanton
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posted 27 June 2002 11:20 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is the first I've heard about Entwistle's passing.

I'm shocked. I don't believe it.

He was the best (lighting fingering) rock bassist I know about.

Geez, right after Dee Dee Ramone.

Does anyone remember the summer of 1980, when Rock and Roll High School and The Kids Are Alright were being shown as a double bill at drive-in theatres all over (Saskatchewan, anyway)?

That was pretty well when I started listening to both The Who and the Ramones a lot.


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audra trower williams
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posted 28 June 2002 12:00 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, I saw "John Entwistle (The Who) ... " on the main page, and hoped hoped hoped this thread was about something else.
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goodgoditsnottrue
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posted 28 June 2002 02:08 AM      Profile for goodgoditsnottrue   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I am saddened greatly, I loved The Who, they were my first rock concert (Spectrum in Philadelphia - loudest concert I ever heard) - I bought his solo albums (Smash Your Head Against the Wall, Wistle Rhymes, Rigor Mortis) The Who from 1964 - 1974 was one of the greatest bands

I uhhh, ummm, I don't know how to say this but I... ummmm... agree with you.

I loved that album Smash Your Head Against the Wall. In particullar the title track. Bought it when it first came out, a rare cllectors itme that. I also liked Townsend's solo albums, before Empty Glass, such as Who Came First, where he did a lot of the groundwork for Quadrophenia -- basement stuff really.

The Who were the first true punk band. I saw them in '76 in Seattle.


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'lance
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posted 28 June 2002 01:27 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I never had much sense of Entwhistle as a person, so I can't say I'm saddened, but it's a marker of something or other. I was a great Who fan in high school (owing to the general suckiness of Ottawa radio at the time, I didn't really get the word about punk until I moved to Toronto). My ardour somewhat cooled after I saw them live in Toronto in '82. Later I realized it had been a bit late in the day.

Still... yes, they pretty much invented punk, and their '64-'74 stuff (or whenever Quadrophenia came out) remains permanently important. After that... well, no band remains great forever.


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SHH
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posted 28 June 2002 09:42 PM      Profile for SHH     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Almost saw’em at Woodstock. Lived in upstate NY in ’69; cousin drove. Inspired me to play guitar. Could once do a passable Tommy start to finish…now only here’em in Nissan commercials…selling Maximas…I drive a Maxima.
Sad indeed.

On the bright side: Psych, GoodGod, Audra, Arch, Wing, ‘lance and SHH agreeing! I say: Bong Hit! Group Hug!


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Arch Stanton
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posted 29 June 2002 02:32 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nice thought, SHH.

" Only Love Can Make It Rain
The Way The Beach Is Kissed By The Sea.
Only Love
Can Make It Rain
Like The Sweat Of Lovers'
Laying In The Fields.

Love, Reign O'er Me.
Love, Reign O'er Me, Rain On Me.

Only Love
Can Bring The Rain
That Makes You Yearn To The Sky.
Only Love
Can Bring The Rain
That Falls Like Tears From On High.

Love Reign O'er Me.

On The Dry And Dusty Road
The Nights We Spend Apart Alone
I Need To Get Back Home To Cool Cool Rain.
The Nights Are Hot And Black As Ink
I Can't Sleep And I Lay And I Think
Oh God, I Need A Drink Of Cool Cool Rain."


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Lakesh
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posted 29 June 2002 04:48 PM      Profile for Lakesh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I too will miss John. My first experience with the Who was seeing the rock opera "Tommy" in 1969 while working in Essex England.

John Entwhistle was the anchor of The Who and one fine bassist. May his memory serve for a blessing.


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