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- Posted on Sep 2nd 2009 2:30PM by Scott Tomford
Perhaps the best way to gauge Entwistle's influence on his peers and bandmates alike is 'John Entwistle: An Ox's Tale,' a recent documentary narrated by Peter Frampton. Featuring commentary from Pete Townshend, members of Cheap Trick and the Doors and the last interview footage of Entwistle himself, 'An Ox's Tale' manages to not only tell his story, but also the story of the Who and the evolution of the bass guitar itself.
Entwistle had nicknames including "The Quiet One," "Thunder Fingers" and "The Ox." The latter nickname, according to the bassist, came "not from how big I was, but that I had the constitution of one ... I always seemed to eat or drink or do more than the rest of them." Friends and family sprinkle new facts and stories about the Ox throughout the documentary, including what Townshend considers to be the main influence on Entwistle's playing style: his background with the trumpet. And thanks to our friends at Snagfilms, you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about the world's loudest "Quiet One" below, courtesy of our friends at SnagFilms.