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The Who: A Quick One (While He’s Away)
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The Who: A Quick One (While He’s Away)

The Who is releasing a new album on December 6th, but they’re pushing a lot of vintage content in the meantime. Here’s a 1968 clip of “A Quick One (While He’s Away),” which features a fantastic bass line by John Entwistle.

The Who: Baba O’Riley (Shepperton Studios, 1978)
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The Who: Baba O’Riley (Shepperton Studios, 1978)

The Who is releasing a new album on December 6th. But they got our attention today by sharing this clip of them performing “Baba O’Riley,” filmed on B-Stage at Shepperton Studios in 1978.

John Entwistle with Rick Wakeman And His Band: Twist and Shout
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John Entwistle with Rick Wakeman And His Band: Twist and Shout

WATCH: Late last year we shared a video of John Entwistle on Rick Wakeman’s show GasTank performing the song, “Go America.” This time we’re featuring The Ox playing and singing the classic “Twist and Shout.”

John Entwistle with Rick Wakeman And His Band: Go America
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John Entwistle with Rick Wakeman And His Band: Go America

Now this is the kind of email we like to get. Brian Thomson wrote in with this incredible clip of The Who bassist John Entwistle from a TV show in the early ’80s. “[Yes] Keyboardist Rick Wakeman has been posting clips from the TV show GasTank that he co-hosted in 1982-3, in the UK, and John Entwistle was a guest...

The Who Release “Live at the Fillmore East 1968”
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The Who Release “Live at the Fillmore East 1968”

A unique performance from The Who is now available in a three-LP or 2-CD set. Live at the Fillmore East 1968 captures the band in New York City nearing the end of a long tour, but more importantly, the shows took place one day after the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. “America was already a country...

The Who Releases “Maximum A’s and B’s”
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The Who Releases “Maximum A’s and B’s”

Much of John Entwistle’s best bass work is showcased in a new collection from The Who. Maximum A’s and B’s compiles the band’s complete singles discography into a five-disc box set. The collection has 86 tracks from their time with four labels: Brunswick, Reaction, Track, and Polydor. It begins with songs they released as The High Numbers (“Zoot Suit” and...

The Who: Eminence Front (Live)
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The Who: Eminence Front (Live)

The Who’s It’s Hard was one of the first albums I bought on vinyl, back in 1982. I always loved John Entwistle’s bass line on “Eminence Front.” I decided to check out the album again, which brought me to this live performance from their tour stop in Toronto that year. The Ox throws in some seriously tasty lines after the...

Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Entwistle
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Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Entwistle

Stuart Clayton has released another video and preview of the upcoming revamp of his book Giants of Bass. This time around, his focus is on bass legend John Entwistle. “This track is a nod to classic tracks by The Who such as ‘The Real Me’, ‘Pinball Wizard’ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ – among others,” Stuart shared. Nailed it.

The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium Show Released on Video
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The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium Show Released on Video

The first official video release of a 1982 Shea Stadium show by The Who has arrived on DVD and Blu-ray. Featuring restored video and newly mixed sound, the concert shows a band in its last days with its second drummer Kenney Jones. The tour promoted the band’s album It’s Hard, and would be its last until 1989. Of course the...

The Who: Pinball Wizard (John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass)
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The Who: Pinball Wizard (John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass)

No isolated bass week would be complete without including John Entwistle. Here’s The Ox’s isolated bass track on “Pinball Wizard”… The creator of this track says it was taken from a live version of the track, and not the studio recording. That would explain why the bass starts at the 36 second mark, and not a few seconds earlier.

The Who Bass Tab Anthology Covers Some of John Entwistle’s Top Songs
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The Who Bass Tab Anthology Covers Some of John Entwistle’s Top Songs

If John Entwistle’s iconic bass lines for The Who have always eluded you, a new book has arrived to help out. from Alfred Publishing will help you play some of the late, great rock bassist’s most famous lines. The transcriptions in the 104-page book include: Baba O’Riley Bargain Behind Blue Eyes Boris the Spider Eminence Front Happy Jack Love, Reign...

The Who Hits 50! Celebrates Five Decades of the Iconic Rock Band’s Output
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The Who Hits 50! Celebrates Five Decades of the Iconic Rock Band’s Output

As The Who celebrates the 50th anniversary of its recording career with a 2014-15 tour, it’s also releasing a greatest hits collection, , as part of the celebration. While the 2-CD set features work from late, great bassist John Entwistle (including “Boris the Spider” on which he also sings lead), it also features The Who’s first new single in eight...