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John Entwhistle and The Bloody English

Chris Salewicz, Let It Rock, March 1973

JOHN ENTWHISTLE has always been an enigma. On the other members of the Who we can pin an identity. Townshend – creator and, at the same time, the Mad Axeman; Moon – super looner of all time; Daltrey – buckskinned mike-spinner extraordinaire. But Entwistle, what do you say about him? Obviously the easiest description is that he's the anchor-man, a description made more apposite if you remember the first Observer feature on the Who in the mid-sixties. "Without him, they'd fly, fly away."

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