John McKay (musician)

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John McKay was the third guitarist of Siouxsie and the Banshees, and the first to record with the band.[1]

He was a member of the band from July 1977 until September 1979, playing on the albums The Scream and Join Hands. McKay composed the tune of their first hit single, "Hong Kong Garden" as well as much of the material found on the band's first two albums.

McKay left the band after the release of Join Hands. He later briefly led a trio named Zor Gabor, which released one three-song 12" EP, Tightrope, in 1987 on the In Tape label. It was awarded "Record of the Week" by NME.


  1. ^ Buckley, Peter (20 November 2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. pp. 941–942. ISBN 978-1-84353-105-0. Retrieved 31 July 2010.