The Authorised Biography of The Who’s John Entwistle, The Ox: The Last of the Great Rock Stars is now much cheaper in hardback.
It’s basically 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 has managed to slip through the cracks a little. This 320-page hardback book puts things right. Here is the official write-up:
If you missed it first time around, this 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.
The original hardback release of this was £20 and since then, a paperback has landed too. But right now, presumably, in order to clear out some stock, you can get the hardback for just £6. On Prime too, should you have that and want free delivery. 352 pages and an absolute bargain.
Update: Budget copies have now sold out at Amazon, but you can still get the hardback for £6 at The Works online.