Sometimes known as "Ox", he was generally regarded as the quiet person in The Who. Bill Wyman described him as "the quietest man in private but the loudest man on stage."
John Entwistle was a talented songwriter and artist. He wrote several well-known Who songs including:
- Cousin Kevin
- My Wife
- Boris The Spider
John Entwistle died in 2002 in Las Vegas, on the eve of the first show in a US tour. Italian-born bassist Pino Palladino replaced him on stage.