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John Alexander McGeoch (25 August 1955 – 4 March 2004) was a Scottish musician and songwriter. He is best known as the guitarist of the rock bands Magazine (1977–1980) and Siouxsie and the Banshees (1980-1982).
|Birth name||John Alexander McGeoch|
|Born||(1955-08-25)25 August 1955|
Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland
|Died||4 March 2004(2004-03-04) (aged 48)|
Launceston, Cornwall, England
He has been described as one of the most influential guitarists of his generation. In 1996 he was listed by Mojo in their "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" for his work on the Siouxsie and the Banshees song "Spellbound". Signature characteristics of his playing style included inventive arpeggios, string harmonics, the uses of flanger and an occasional disregard for conventional scales.
A film documentary titled John McGeoch: The Light Pours Out of Me, featuring interviews with Johnny Marr, Siouxsie Sioux, Peter Hook, John Frusciante, Jonny Greenwood, is in preparation in 2023 and is financed with a crowdfunding on Kickstarter.
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