was born October 9, 1944 in war torn London. He rose
to rock & roll stardom during the "British Invasion"
of the 1960s with the UK rock group The Who. The music of
The Who became the soundtrack of our lives and it was John
Entwistle that created the resonant low end of that soundtrack.
From his innovations with round wound bass strings to his
soaring bass riffs and signature sound he changed the face
of the electric bass forever. "John did for the
bass what Jimi Hendrix did for the guitar." John Entwistle
is considered by many to be the best bass guitarist that ever
lived. Almost everyone that met John loved him and he
was respected by his peers.Tragically,
John died of a heart attack on June 27, 2002 at the age of
57 on the eve of a major US tour with The Who.
his life John used his immense celebrity to help raise millions
and millions of dollars to help others that were less fortunate.
His charitable work with The Who, his solo band and as an
individual was a shining example of someone who recognized
their own good fortune and was willing to share it with others.
He also shared his love of music freely with younger musicians
and he was an inspiration to them.
John is gone now but it is our desire to carry on his charitable work by developing programs designed to help children in need pursue their interest in playing music. We will continue to develop the skills and talents of those who might otherwise not get the chance. At the same time we will be preserving the legacy of John Entwistle and the idea that blazing your own path can be very rewarding.