Too Late the Hero (song)

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"Too Late the Hero"
Single by John Entwistle
from the album Too Late the Hero
A-side "Too Late the Hero"
B-side "I'm Coming Back", "Dancing Master"
Released 1981
Format Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM
Recorded Ramport Studio, London, England, Completed in May 1981
Genre Rock
Length 7:35 (Too Late the Hero) and 3:16 as Single.
Label Atco (US)
Writer(s) John Entwistle
Producer(s) John Entwistle, Dave "Cyrano" Langston
John Entwistle singles chronology
"Mad Dog"
"Too Late the Hero"
"Talk Dirty"

'Too Late the Hero' was a Single by John Entwistle, Bassist for The Who.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

The song is also the title track from his fifth solo album Too Late the Hero.

The single reached #76 in the United Kingdom and #101 in the United States.This would later proved to be Entwistle's only single or album to chart in the UK.

Entwistle was joined by Joe Walsh on lead guitar, Billy Nicholls on backing vocals and Joe Vitale behind the drums on the album Too Late the Hero.

Compilation appearances[edit]

The song is also found on Entwistle's compilation albums, Thunderfingers: The Best of John Entwistle, So Who's the Bass Player? The Ox Anthology, .


Sales chart performance[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1981 "Too Late the Hero" NME Charts (UK) 76
Billboard Charts (US) 101


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  2. ^ "Too Late the Hero - 5th Song". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Too Late for the Hero: Music". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Too Late The Hero". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "John Entwistle - Too Late The Hero CD". Retrieved 3 January 2014.