John Entwistle was rock's premier bass guitar player. He is the yardstick by which all other rock bassists are measured. Thunderfingers!
John had stated early in his career with The Who that one of his goals as a bass guitarist was to push the instrument to the forefront. He certain did
achieve that. He was a pioneer of the bass guitar, and helped revolutionize the instrument by playing it like a lead guitar, exploring the higher
frequencies of the bass, and with his unique finger-tapping methods.
John's unique approach to the bass guitar always seemed to me to be an
extension of his approach to life. I never met John (but almost did! That's for another time), but the two things I always heard people say about him was that he was the most humble person you could meet and that he was extremely