Yesterday marks the 6th anniversary of the untimely death of John Entwistle (October 9, 1944 - June 27, 2002), bass player for The Who. Nicknamed "The Ox" and "Thunderfingers," and named by Guitar Magazine in 2000 as "Bassist of the Millennium," Entwistle is widely regarded as one of the greatest, and certainly most influential, bass guitarists in rock and roll history.
In the clip below, you can get a feel for his bass work by listening to John in an isolated audio track on "Won't Get Fooled Again."
Jumping ahead 22 years to a Who concert in 2000, John thunders out a bass solo for the song "5:15."
Also, check out these tributes to 'The Ox':
Find out more about John Entwistle here and here. And check out the John Entwistle Foundation which provides music education for underserved children.