Too Late the Hero (song)

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"Too Late the Hero"
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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"
Recorded Ramport Studio, London, England, Completed in May 1981
Genre Rock
Length7:35 (album version)
3:16 (single version)
Label Atco (US)
Songwriter(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" is a song written and recorded by English musician John Entwistle, released as the first single from his fifth solo studio album, Too Late the Hero (1981). Entwistle's best-selling single, it peaked at No. 76 on the UK Singles Chart and at No. 101 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100. It was Entwistle's only chart placing in the UK.


In the UK the single was released as a limited-run picture disc of 500, all hand signed by Entwistle in return for a case of the finest whiskey.

Compilation appearances

The song is also found on Entwistle's compilation albums, Thunderfingers: The Best of John Entwistle (1996), Anthology (1996), and So Who's the Bass Player? The Ox Anthology (2005).



UK Singles (OCC) [1] 76
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles ( Billboard ) [2] 101

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