JOHN MCGEOCH – 28 May 1955 / 5 March 2004

28 May 2020

Scotsman JOHN MCGEOCH was one of the most creative, charismatic and much-in-demand guitarists of the new wave era. He played with, amongst others, Howard Devoto’s Magazine, John Lydon’s PiL and Suzy’s Siouxise And The Banshees. In 1996 he was listed by Mojo Magazine in their ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time‘. Signature characteristics of his playing style included an inventive arpeggios, string harmonics, the uses of flanger and an occasional disregard for conventional scales. He passed away, only 49, in 2004. R.I.P.

McGeoch was born on 28 May 1955. He would have turned 65 today.
To remember this extremely talented musician here are three clips…

With PUBLIC IMAGE LTD – 1988

With MAGAZINE – 1979

With SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES – 1981

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