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Old July 12th, 2016, 06:35 AM   #1
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In "The Who" song "Squeezebox" who played the banjo?"rite


Pretty much the question. Who played the banjo in The Who "Squeeze Box"? There was banjo, but none of them I am sure played banjo, unless it is guitar which sounds a lot like banjo?

Bonus, who was the woman who sang the "Great Gig in the Sky" my favorite Pink Floyd? I read about her a long while back and she was paid a pittance. Actually my favorite Pink Floyd song, which comes from someone who wasn't that big of a Pink Floyd fan. More of a Moody Blues fan.
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I am not entirely sure, but recall hearing that John Entwhistle was the banjo player.

He's posing with a banjo in the pic above.
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Pete Townsend, himself, is listed as the banjo player.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 03:22 PM   #4

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Pete Townsend, himself, is listed as the banjo player.

No kidding?! Listed refers to what source, then?
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No kidding?! Listed refers to what source, then?
According to Wiki the Personnel are 4:
Roger Daltrey Lead vocals, tambourine
Pete Townshend Acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, accordion, harmony vocals
John Entwistle Bass guitar, harmony vocals
Keith Moon Drums
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According to Wiki the Personnel are 4:
Roger Daltrey Lead vocals, tambourine
Pete Townshend Acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, accordion, harmony vocals
John Entwistle Bass guitar, harmony vocals
Keith Moon Drums
In all probability it was Townshend, but I would be interested to hear if they give the primary source for the credits. After all it is Wiki we are talking about. If we could see an image of the original single detailing this information we could probably put it to bed once and for all, but I have a feeling this one could run on for a long time. Back in the day musicians could turn their hands to most instruments, for example, despite Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull playing flute in the studio recordings, the guitarist Martin Barre would often double up on live gigs when Anderson was on acoustic and mouth organ. The fact that Townshend wrote Squeeze Box and probably recorded the banjo part in the studio does not mean another band member did not play it on live performances.
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According to Wiki the Personnel are 4:
Roger Daltrey Lead vocals, tambourine
Pete Townshend Acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, accordion, harmony vocals
John Entwistle Bass guitar, harmony vocals
Keith Moon Drums
While Townshend did play the banjo, Entwistle also played French Horn, Trumpet, and keyboards for a number of songs while he was with The Who, in addition to harmony vocals.
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As to answer the question, I looked at the credits of my album of The Who "by Numbers", and there is no banjo listed.
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I am not entirely sure, but recall hearing that John Entwhistle was the banjo player.

He's posing with a banjo in the pic above.
1. That's not a banjo, though it looks vaguely similar to one. Not even sure that it's anything more than a bodged together image of a fake instrument, because--

2. The image is photoshopped, based off of the photo below.

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Old July 14th, 2016, 04:36 PM   #10

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1. That's not a banjo. Not even sure that it's anything more than a bodged together image of a fake instrument, because--

2. The image is photoshopped, based off of the photo below.

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This is getting more interesting by the minute. Good eyes Recusant.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG1W1h5W17Y[/ame]

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