The Authorized Biography of The Who's John Entwistle
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Drawing on his own notes for his unfinished autobiography, as well as his personal archives and interviews with his family and friends, The Ox gives readers a never-before-seen glimpse into Entwistle's two very distinct poles. On the one hand, he was the rock star incarnate—larger than life, self-obsessed to a fault, and proudly and almost defiantly so. Extravagant with money, he famously shipped vintage American cars across the Atlantic without having so much as a driver's license, built progressively bigger and more grandiose bars into every home he owned, and amassed an extraordinary collection of possessions, from armor and weaponry to his trademark Cuban-heel boots. But beneath this fame and flutter, he was also a man of simple tastes and traditional opinions. He was a devoted father and family man who loved nothing more than to wake up to a full English breakfast or to have a supper of fish, chips, and a pint at his local pub.
After his untimely death, many of these stories were shuttered away into the memories of his family and friends. At long last, The Ox introduces us to the man behind the myth—the iconic and inimitable John Entwistle.
Praise For The Ox: The Authorized Biography of The Who's John Entwistle…
"A rollicking new biography reveals."—Daily Mail
"A must for any Who Fan, and a highly entertaining read."—Houston Press
"if you're looking for something worthwhile to read...Hachette Books has just released THE OX."—No Treble
Hachette Books, 9780306922855, 352pp.
Publication Date: April 7, 2020