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2011 Readers’ Favorite Bassists – #7: John Entwistle

John Entwistle

The late, great John Entwistle remains as popular as ever. This year, we shared a couple of isolated bass videos from The Ox, including the 1979 “Won’t Get Fooled Again” performance and the Live at Leeds live performance of “Summertime Blues“.

In August, Hal Leonard released The Who: Bass Play-Along Volume 28, a 72-page book offering up the bass notation for eight classic tunes by The Who.

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2011 Top 5 Most Viewed John Entwistle-Focused Features:

The Who: “The Real Me” Live at the Royal Albert Hall

1. The Who: “The Real Me” Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Get ready for 5-plus minutes of John Entwistle greatness.

The Who: Bass Play-Along Volume 28

2. The Who: Bass Play-Along Volume 28

Hal Leonard has released The Who: The Who: Bass Play-Along Volume 28, a 72-page book featuring eight classic tunes by The Who and bassist John Entwistle. As with all of the books in the Bass Play-Along series, The Who: Bass Play-Along includes a CD, playable in any CD player, or on a Windows or Mac…

Gear Watch: Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series

3. Gear Watch: Dean Guitars’ John Entwistle Signature Series

Dean Guitars has unveiled two new John Entwistle signature basses at NAMM, named the Spider and the Hybrid. The Spider is a limited edition, where the Hybrid will be a standard model available in a USA model and one presumably built overseas. The John Entwistle Spider is an extremely limited run with only 25 produced…

John Entwistle: “Summertime Blues” Live Isolated Bass

4. John Entwistle: “Summertime Blues” Live Isolated Bass

This is cool… John Entwistle‘s isolated bass track of “Summertime Blues” (with just a touch of vocals spilling over into the bass channel). This is from Live At Leeds by The Who.

John Entwistle Bass Book

5. John Entwistle Bass Book

The John Entwistle Bass Book is a new book featuring transcriptions of Entwistle’s amazing bass lines from 19 songs by The Who. Transcriptions are presented in standard notation, tabs, and chord symbols and detailed performance notes are included as well. The 127-page book also contains a section on Entwistle’s career, playing styles and equipment.