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    Mr Moon Mr Moon Mr Moon ... From: Carolina Robles To: Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:25 PM Subject: RE: [Who
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 1, 2008
      Mr Moon Mr Moon Mr Moon

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Carolina Robles" <xoxo_caro@...>
      To: <whoareyou@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:25 PM
      Subject: RE: [Who are you] Six Years Gone

      It took me a while to get that, but, yea that's true...how strange...

      To: WhoAreYou@yahoogroups.comFrom: triz@...: Fri, 27 Jun 2008
      20:23:09 +1200Subject: Re: [Who are you] Six Years Gone

      All the guys are Mr. except Moonie. ----- Original Message ----- From:
      Richard Kaplan To: WhoAreYou@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008
      5:40 PMSubject: [Who are you] Six Years GoneBelow is John's obit from the
      New York TimesJune 28, 2002John Entwistle, Bass Player for the Who, Is Dead
      at 57By JON PARELESJohn Alec Entwistle, the bass player for the Who, died
      yesterday inLas Vegas, where the Who was preparing to start a United States
      tourtoday. Mr. Entwistle was 57.The cause appeared to be a heart attack,
      said Bob Leinbach, aspokesman for the Clark County Fire Department. An
      emergency medicalcrew found Mr. Entwistle dead in his hotel room with no
      signs of drugsor alcohol in the room, Mr. Leinbach said.Ron Flud, the Clark
      County coroner, said no official cause had beendetermined, and added that
      ''we are not investigating this as acriminal case.''The Who began as the
      band most closely associated with the Mods ofmid-1960's London, playing what
      it called ''maximum R and B'' that wasrooted in blues and soul. But by the
      mid-1960's, the Who had pioneeredwhat would become heavy metal and punk.As
      the Who's bassist since the group formed in 1964, Mr. Entwistleplayed the
      introvert surrounded by extroverts. His preciselyarticulated bass lines
      provided the unswerving foundation for PeteTownshend's brash power chords on
      guitar, Roger Daltrey'sleather-lunged vocals and Keith Moon's explosive
      drumming.The Who supercharged rock's attack and set the precedent
      forinstrument-smashing concert finales. It also spearheaded rock operawith
      ''A Quick One'' in 1966, ''Tommy'' in 1969 and ''Quadrophenia''in
      1973.Onstage Mr. Entwistle was the Who's still point, barely movinganything
      beyond his fingers and calmly looking on while Mr. Daltreystrutted and swung
      his microphone and Mr. Townshend jumped around andwindmilled through chords.
      Mr. Entwistle also wrote songs for the Who,such as ''My Wife'' and ''Boris
      the Spider,'' that revealed a sly andsometimes macabre sense of humor. As a
      side project, and betweenreunions of the Who, he led his own bands, among
      them the Ox and RigorMortis, touring and releasing albums into the
      1990's.Mr. Entwistle was born in Chiswick, England, and grew up in
      ShepherdsBush, a working-class section of London. He learned to play
      trumpet,fluegelhorn and piano as well as bass. In 1959 he played trumpet in
      atraditional jazz band that also included Mr. Townshend on banjo. Mr.Daltrey
      recruited Mr. Entwistle in 1962 for his band, the Detours. By1964 Mr.
      Townshend had joined the Detours on guitar and Moon had takenover on drums.
      (Moon died in 1978 of a drug overdose.) The group wasrenamed the Who, though
      it made its first recordings as the HighNumbers in 1964. Mr. Entwistle
      worked as a file clerk at the InlandRevenue Service, the tax collection
      agency in Britain.As the Who, the band quickly earned a reputation for loud,
      furiousshows, often culminating in Mr. Townshend destroying his guitar
      andMoon upending his drums. Mr. Townshend was writing songs -- like
      ''TheKids Are Alright'' and ''Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere'' -- that spoke
      forthe frustration and idealism of his audience. The Who's tumult
      wascaptured in a 1965 single, ''I Can't Explain,'' and after
      Britishtelevision viewers saw Mr. Townshend smash a guitar, the song
      reachedthe English Top 10; Mr. Entwistle quit his day job. By the end
      of1965, the Who had released what became a 1960's youth anthem,
      ''MyGeneration,'' with its vow of ''Hope I die before I get old.''The Who
      first toured the United States in 1967, including aguitar-splintering
      appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival in California.Mr. Entwistle married
      his first wife, Alison Wise, in 1967; their son,Christopher, survives
      him.The Who's music grew more ambitious, as Mr. Townshend explored
      longerforms with his self-described miniopera ''A Quick One'' and
      then''Tommy.'' Mr. Entwistle wrote songs with the nasty characters ofCousin
      Kevin and Uncle Ernie and played French horn on the album.After Moon's
      death, the Who took on a new drummer, Kenney Jones,before announcing its
      retirement in 1982.But the Who continued to regroup. It appeared at the Live
      Aid benefitconcert in 1985 and for other benefit events. Mr. Entwistle
      auctionedoff part of his collection of more than 200 basses in 1988. In
      the1990's and until this year, when it performed in Europe, the Whotoured
      periodically with Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr's son, on drums. Mr.Entwistle
      also led his own bands and toured with Mr. Daltrey's bandand with the Ringo
      Starr All-Star Band. An Entwistle anthology,''Thunderfingers,'' was released
      by Rhino Records in 1996, and theJohn Entwistle Band released ''Music From
      Van-Pires'' in 1997. [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

      The i'm Talkathon starts 6/24/08. For now, give amongst yourselves.

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