JOHN ENTWISTLE ‘S RARITIES OXHUMED
- VOLUME ONE
FEATURING UNRELEASED AND REMASTERED
STUDIO TRACKS, DEMOS, AND LIVE RECORDINGS.
S T E V E
L U O N G O
FORMER DRUMMER OF
THE JOHN ENTWISTLE BAND
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Steve Luongo has produced, performed, and recorded with several well-known artists including Leslie West of Mountain, Cream bassist Jack Bruce, Eddie Money, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, Heart's Ann Wilson, Ritchie Blackmore, Mark Farner, Joe Walsh, Billy Squier. The most prolific and significant of all his work was with John Entwistle, best known as the iconic bass guitarist for The Who.
The two musicians became the best of friends. Luongo produced, performed, co-wrote, and toured with The John Entwistle Band until Entwistle's death in 2002. Their last live performance together was in Japan during the A Walk Down Abbey Road tour. Later that year he was invited by The Who and Entwistle's family to write and read the eulogy at Entwistle's memorial service in London.
In 2007, Luongo served as producer and composer for a studio band he created with AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams, in which Williams recruited frontman Brian Johnson as the vocalist. The project later known as Forklift gave birth to 7 tracks. "Chain Gang on the Road" was the only track offered by the quartet and was briefly available for a free download during a run of US tour dates in 2007.
In 2012 Luongo began a musical partnership with Cheap Trick vocalist Robin Zander by forming The Robin Zander Band. Zander was among the first to be asked to appear in Luongo's documentary film An Ox's Tale - The John Entwistle Story about the late John Entwistle. (https://youtu.be/PwZrLRBkAfk)
Steve has been creating works of art for as long as he has been playing music. His critically acclaimed colorful and flowing abstract visual art has been displayed in galleries and is in collections worldwide. Steve’s art has been described by critics as rhythmic and musical.
As a fashion designer Steve Luongo based his collection on his original abstract art. His passion for rhythm and love of color are infused in this deeply personal fashion collection. Each garment is a unique artistic representation of Steve’s art and like his prints each piece is numbered making it a true limited-edition collectible.
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Pick up Rarities Oxhumed - Volume One and special limited bundles via https://bit.ly/john-entwistle
- One (1) Rarities Oxhumed - Volume One CD
- One (1) Rarities Oxhumed - Volume One 12-page Expanded Booklet with Exclusive Photos, Recording Info, and Unreleased Photos.
- One (1) Entwistle Crest – Necklace or Keychain
For Fans of The Who, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Classic Rock! John Entwistle was the bassist for The Who until his untimely passing in 2002. He was Nicknamed "The Ox" and "Thunderfingers” and is considered to be one of the most influential bassists in the world, voted as the greatest bassist of all time in a 2011 Rolling Stone readers' poll and named number seven by Bass Player in its "100 Greatest Bass Players" issue in 2017.
In 1971, Entwistle became the first member of The Who to release a solo album, Smash Your Head Against the Wall, which earned him a cult following in the US. Other solo studio albums included: Whistle Rymes (1972), Rigor Mortis Sets In (1973), Mad Dog (1975), Too Late the Hero (1981), and The Rock (1996). He also fronted the John Entwistle Band. This collection of songs on Volume One are from his years with the John Entwistle Band. Re-mastered versions of studio tracks including “Bogey Man” featuring Keith Moon, unreleased studio tracks like “I Wouldn’t Sleep With You”, demos that were recorded for The Who like “Where Ya Going Now”, and live tracks including The Who cut “Trick Of The Light”. Rarities Oxhumed - Volume One is the first in a series of recordings and projects to bring the music of John Entwistle to the fans and forever solidify him as one of the greatest rock musicians ever.
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The John Entwistle Story
In 1964, The Who became one of the key figures of the British Invasion, taking the American music scene by storm. While Roger Daltrey, Pete Townsend and Keith Moon took the spotlight with their on-stage antics, John Entwistle, dubbed "The Quiet One," stood in the shadows... poised to become the biggest bass player in rock and roll. With his arena-rock days behind him, Entwistle continued down his own path, finding great musical freedom with the John Entwistle Band. In 2002, after years of touring his solo project, Entwistle couldn't resist the lure of bringing back one of the greatest bands in rock and roll history.
Tragically, plans for The Who's North American Reunion Tour were cut short when on the eve of the first show John was found dead in his Las Vegas hotel room. "The Ox," as Entwistle was affectionately known, left behind many fans and several unfinished projects. With his passing, the world lost a musical legend, dubbed Guitar Magazine's "Bassist of the Millennium." Narrated by Peter Frampton, John Entwistle: An Ox's Tale covers the life of John Entwistle, from his first public performance at the age of 14 to his feelings about The Who's most recent reunion. This film contains the last footage and interviews ever shot with Entwistle, offering the one chance for fans to discover the real life behind the man who far exceeded his greatest aspirations.
Glenn Aveni, Steve Luongo
Gordon Cotten, John Entwistle,
Documentary, Music Videos and Concerts
Available to purchase on DVD at amazon.com
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
John Entwistle official site
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