Thursday, June 27, 2002

John Alec Entwistle, bassist for The Who, died in Las Vegas on Thursday at age 57, just one day before the group was set to begin a North American tour in the city. Entwistle, affectionately known as The Ox, died at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

More details (CNN): The Who's Entwistle Dies on Eve of Tour

I'm just in shock right now. How can Entwistle be dead? I'm holding tickets to next week's show at the Shoreline Amphitheater. I'm going to the show, I don't care if they say it's cancelled. I'm going, and I expect a lot of other people will show up too. Even if it's just to listen to the silence together.

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