LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Who's John Entwistle, the virtuoso bass player who co-founded the band and helped make it one of the biggest in rock history, was found dead Thursday in his Hard Rock Hotel room of an apparent heart attack. He was 57.
The Who, founded in London in the early 1960s, were stalwarts of the British music invasion of America, along with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Animals and Kinks.
The Who's parade of hits included "My Generation," "I Can See For Miles," "I Can't Explain," "The Seeker," "Substitute," "Pinball Wizard," "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Who Are You" and "You Better You Bet."
Entwistle stood stoicly on stage in contrast to hyperactive guitarist Pete Townshend and boisterous lead singer Roger Daltrey. Augmenting the rhythm section with wild drummer Keith Moon, who overdosed on sleeping pills in 1978, Entwistle anchored The Who's dynamic sound.
The Who retired in 1982 but reunited and gave a rousing performance at last year's "Concert for New York," which raised money for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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