John Entwistle Net Worth

John Entwistle Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

John Alec Entwistle net worth is
$50 Million

John Alec Entwistle Wiki Biography

John Alec Entwistle was born on 9 October 1944, in Chiswick, Greater London, England, to Maud and Herbert Entwistle. He was an English singer, songwriter, musician, film and music producer, but best known as the bass guitarist of the band The Who. He passed away in 2002.

A noted musician, how rich was John Entwistle? According to sources, Entwistle had collected a net worth over $50 million, acquired during his music career which spanned four decades until 2002.

John Entwistle Net Worth $50 million

Entwistle was born into a musical family, as his mother played the piano and his father the trumpet. At the age of seven he took piano lessons, but soon switched to the trumpet and then to the French horn, playing for the school’s groups The Confederates and The Scorpions with his friend Pete Townshend. He eventually abandoned the trumpet and took up a hand-made bass guitar.

In 1961, he joined the Detours, a group that included Roger Daltrey. He eventually brought Townshend to the band, who replaced Daltrey on guitar, while Daltrey became the band’s lead singer. In the mid-’60s the band changed its name to The Who, and by the end of the decade they had become one of the leading bands in the UK, releasing hit singles such as “I Can’t Explain”, “My Generation”,”Happy Jack”, “I Can See for Miles” and “Pinball Wizard”, all dominating the UK charts and achieving critical and commercial success, leading the band to perform at major festivals, such as Woodstock. Their 1969 hit rock opera album “Tommy” really shot them to stardom, and spawned the 1975 musical fantasy drama film of the same name, which starred The Who members among other acclaimed artists. The success of the band greatly contributed to Entwistle’s popularity and to his net worth as well.

Behind the scenes, Entwistle was also a talented songwriter, who created several of the band’s songs. However, he soon became dissatisfied for not being allowed to sing those songs himself, so he decided to pursue a solo career while also remaining with the band, being the first Who member to do so. His solo debut album entitled “Smash Your Head Against the Wall” came out in 1971, earning him a following especially among US fans, and a sizable income too. Several more albums followed by 1996, during which time he fronted the John Entwistle Band, with whom he toured the US, releasing an album of highlights from the tour “Left for Live” as well as a studio album called “Music from Van-Pires”, cementing his reputation as a true star, and significantly increasing his wealth.

In the meantime, The Who released several successful albums as well, including the ’70s “Who’s Next”, “Who Are You” and “Quadrophenia”, with the latter album becoming an inspiration for the same-titled drama film released in 1979. All added to Entwistle’s net worth.

During this time the band suffered a huge loss, with its drummer Keith Moon dying from an overdose. The Who fell apart in 1982, but have reunited for occasional live appearances since then.

In addition to being a musician and songwriter, Entwistle was also a talented visual artist, having created the cover art for The Who’s 1975 album “The Who by Numbers” and various other prints. Numerous art openings were held in his honor.

When it comes to his personal life, Entwistle was married two times. In 1967 he married Alison Wise, with whom he had one child. The couple eventually divorced, and in 1991 he married Maxene Harlow, divorcing her in 1997.

John Entwistle died in Las Vegas 2002, suffering a heart attack induced by a cocaine overdose while on a tour of the US. He was cremated in the UK.

Full NameJohn Entwistle
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 9, 1944
DiedJune 27, 2002, Paradise, Nevada, United States
Place Of BirthChiswick, Greater London, England
Height6' (1.83 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Music Department, Actor
EducationActon High School
SpouseMaxene Harlow (m. 1991–1997)
ChildrenChristopher Entwistle
ParentsQueenie Johns, Herbert Entwistle
Music GroupsThe Who, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Baba O'Riley, Who Are You, Behind Blue Eyes
MoviesThe Kids Are Alright, John Entwistle Band: Live, Classic Albums: The Who – Who's Next, The Who & Special Guests: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, The Who Special Edition EP, Who's Better, Who's Best
1Deep voice
2Gibson Thunderbird Bass
3Spider Medallion
4Would wear military or police uniform tops on stage in the early days.
5Calmly continuing to play bass onstage, whilst his bandmates proceeded to demolish their equipment.
1He [Keith Moon] didn't play [drums] from left to right, or from right to left, he'd play forward; I've never seen anyone play like that before or since.
2I can't stand rap....people who can't sing do can sing rebellion as well as talk it....Hitler would have been in a rap band.
1He was considered for bassist in the Moody Blues when they were looking for new one.
2Son of Queenie Johns.
3Entwistle earned the nickname, "The Ox", not due to his temperament or size, but because of his constitution; he had the reputation of being able to party the most of any of his band mates, even (especially) the legendary Moon. Many found the broad-shouldered bass-player intimidating, and he was often thought of as a larger man than he actually was (being about 6 feet even, the same height as The Who guitarist Pete Townshend).
4Behind Pete Townshend, he was the second-most prolific songwriter in The Who. His songs were known for a dry sense of humor and insightful wit.
5Played bass guitar, piano, trumpet and French horn
6He was awarded the 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical Production of 1996 for Tommy, performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre with Pete Townshend.
7Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Who) in 1990.
8Has one son, Christopher Entwistle.
9Has claimed to be the best rock bass player living.
10He was the bass guitarist with The Who (rock band) along with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the late Keith Moon.


The Who Live in Texas '752012Video writer: "Boris The Spider" - uncredited
The Who: At Kilburn 19772009Video writer: "My Wife / Going Mobile"
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who2007Documentary writer: "Boris The Spider", "Fiddle About", "Heinz Baked Beans", "The Ox"
The Who: The Vegas Job2006Video documentary writer: "My Wife"
The Who and Special Guests Live at the Royal Albert Hall2000writer: "My Wife"
Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 19701998TV Movie documentary writer: "Heaven And Hell"
The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey1993Documentary writer: "Fiddle About", "Cousin Kevin"
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Kids Are Alright1979Documentary writer: "Success Story"
Tommy1975performer: "Prologue-1945" uncredited, "Christmas" uncredited, "Eyesight To The Blind", "Acid Queen" uncredited, "Fiddle About" uncredited, "Smash the Mirror" uncredited, "I'm Free" uncredited, "Sensation" uncredited, "We're Not Gonna Take It" uncredited, "Listening to You/See Me, Feel Me" uncredited / writer: "Cousin Kevin", "Fiddle About" - uncredited
Rape Victims1975writer: "Overture" - uncredited

Music Department

The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey1993Documentary composer: additional music / lyrics
The Who Rocks America 19821982Documentary musical consultant
McVicar1980music consultant
Quadrophenia1979music producer / musical director
The Kids Are Alright1979Documentary musical director


The Who and Special Guests Live at the Royal Albert Hall2000
Classic Albums: The Who - Who's Next1999Video documentary
The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy1989TV Movie documentary
The Who Rocks America 19821982Documentary
The Kids Are Alright1979Documentary as The Who


The Who: At Kilburn 19772009VideoBass
The John Entwistle Band: Live2004VideoBass guitars & vocals
The Simpsons2000TV SeriesJohn Entwistle
Ride a Rock Horse1975VideoBass


Tommy1975additional material


Quadrophenia1979executive producer


The Who Live in Texas '752012VideoHimself (bass & vocals)
The Bridge School Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition2011VideoHimself
The Who at the London Coliseum 19692009VideoHimself (Bass)
The Who: The Vegas Job2006Video documentaryHimself
An Ox's Tale: The John Entwistle Story2006DocumentaryHimself
Tommy and Quadrophenia Live: The Who2005Video documentaryBass
S.O.U.L.--Sounds of Underground London2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - The Who
One Who Day2002DocumentaryHimself
The Who Weekend2002VideoHimself (The Who)
Rising Low2002DocumentaryHimself
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentaryPerformers (as The Who)
Pipe Dreams2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (The Who)
The Who and Special Guests Live at the Royal Albert Hall2000Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2000TV SeriesHimself
My Generation2000DocumentaryHimself (The Who)
Pixelon's iBash1999DocumentaryHimself (The Who)
Classic Albums: The Who - Who's Next1999Video documentary
Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 19701998TV Movie documentaryHimself (The Who)
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Bass Guitar Master Class1997Himself
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival1997DocumentaryHimself (The Who)
VH1 Legends1997TV Series documentaryHimself (The Who)
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus1996DocumentaryHimself - The Who
Mastercard Masters of Music Concert for the Prince's Trust1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHimself
Queen: Champions of the World1995DocumentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself (The Who)
Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who1994DocumentaryHimself
The Rockers Are Alright1994Video documentaryHimself
The Who: Thirty Years of Maximum R&B1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Woodstock Diary1994TV Movie documentaryHimself (as The Who)
The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey1993DocumentaryHimself (The Who)
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHimself
Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Queen: The Days of Our Lives1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Guitar1991Video documentaryJohn Entwistle
The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy1989TV Movie documentaryBass Guitars / Vocals
The Who Live at Giants Stadium1989Himself (The Who)
MTV Rocumentary: The Story of the Who1988TV Special documentaryHimself (The Who)
The Who: Who's Better Who's Best1988DocumentaryHimself
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume One - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Two - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself
Stand by Me: AIDS Day Benefit1987TV MovieHimself
Ready Steady Go, Volume 21985DocumentaryHimself (The Who)
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (as The Who)
Pop Quiz1982-1984TV SeriesHimself
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentaryHimself
Ready Steady Go, Volume 11983DocumentaryHimself (as The Who)
Roger Daltrey1983TV SpecialHimself
The Who Rocks America 19821982DocumentaryHimself
GasTank1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rolling Stones - Die ersten 20 Jahre1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rockpalast1981TV SeriesHimself (bass)
The Kids Are Alright1979DocumentaryHimself (The Who)
La fête aujourd'hui, la fête demain1974DocumentaryHimself (The Who)
Russell Harty Plus1973TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Who
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet1970TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Woodstock1970DocumentaryHimself - The Who (uncredited)
Schlag auf Schlager1970TV MovieHimself (as The Who)
Beat-Club1967-1969TV SeriesHimself - Musician
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHimself
Monterey Pop1968DocumentaryPerformers (as The Who)
Melodien einer Stadt1968TV SeriesHimself - Musician
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1965-1966TV SeriesHimself
Popside1966TV SeriesHimself
Carousella1966Documentary shortHimself (as The Who)
Take Thirty1965TV SeriesHimself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1965TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV MovieHimself (as The Who)
Pop Gold2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Who: The Making of Tommy2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me?2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Who: Quadrophenia - The Complete Story2012Himself - Bassist
Pearl Jam Twenty2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
When Rock Goes Acoustic2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love2009VideoHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up2009VideoHimself
Woodstock: Now & Then2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who2007DocumentaryHimself
Final 242007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Who: Music in Review - The Moon Years2006Video documentary
RIP 20022002TV Movie documentary
Top of the Pops 21995TV SeriesHimself
Rock 'N' Roll Goldmine: The Sixties1986Documentary shortHimself (The Who)
2nd House1974TV SeriesHimself - The Who
Beat-Club1966-1967TV SeriesHimself - Musician

Nominated Awards

1991GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video - Long FormThe Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy (1989)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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