Subtitled The Authorised Biography of The Who’s John Entwistle, The Ox: The Last of the Great Rock Stars is now available to order.
Probably a long overdue telling of John Entwistle’s story too. The Keith Moon story has been told and retold, while Daltrey and Townshend are still here to tell their own tales. But John Entwistle seems to have slipped through the cracks a little.
Hopefully, this 320-page hardback book will put things right. Here is the official write-up:
It is an unequivocal fact that in terms of rock bands, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who represent Year Zero; the beginning of all things, ground-breakers all. To that incontrovertible end, John Entwistle, the Who’s beloved bassist, is also without question one of the most important and influential figures in the annals of rock.
John Entwistle was a rock star in most everything that he was seen to do and of the grand old school – all swagger, joie de vivre and boundless consumption.
With the full co-operation of the Entwistle family and the Who’s long-term management, Trinifold, The Ox will shine a long overdue light on one of the single greatest, and most impactful, figures in rock history.
Be interesting to read the end result. The book is published by Constable and is available to pre-order now, although the book doesn’t actually land in hardback until 10th October 2019. £20 is the price. I would expect a paperback to follow in 2020.