Overlooked and nearly forgotten? Isn't he more like one of the best known bass players in the history of rock music?
I'd say much the same about the guys posting Leon Wilkeson.
If I asked anybody that knew enough about music to name 10 bass players, John Entwistle and Leon Wilkeson would be among them. I wouldn't be surprised if they are better known among the general public than Lemmy.
I have a Who DVD called Six Short Ones. I forget what the 1st 2 were about but the last 4 are short biographies of the band. Not surprisingly, John and Keith end up last but I could watch John play all day.
John's isolated bass on Won't Get Fooled Again. He's not so overlooked and he sure can play. The music starts at 1:15. I listen to this and can't stop smiling.