June 27, 2012
Ten years ago today, on the eve of a Who reunion tour, John Entwistle was in his room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in
As rock-star deaths go, I guess that was a pretty good way to check out. I remember being devastated, especially since I had tickets to see the band about a month later in Hershey. It was to be my first Who concert, and in addition to mourning the loss of an amazing musician, I was afraid I'd never get to see my favorite band. Fortunately for me, they got Pino Palidino to step in, and the show did go on. Still, John was, and is, missed more than a decade after his passing.
On my show today, I'll mark his death with a live version of 5:15 that features a Thunder-Fingers bass solo that still give me goose-bumps every time I hear it. Enjoy.