John McNally (musician)

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John McNally
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McNally performing in 2015
Born (1941-08-30) 30 August 1941 (age 78)

John McNally (born 30 August 1941 in Walton, Liverpool, England) is an English guitarist and vocalist. He was one of the original founders of The Searchers in 1957, and remained with the band over 60 years until its last concert on 31 March 2019.[1]

McNally started off playing skiffle and said that he was first influenced by country singers like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Hank Snow but after playing at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany, and specifically, playing with Fats Domino at the club, his music took a different course towards Soul and Rhythm & Blues.

McNally, with his band, The Searchers, like The Beatles, were instrumental with developing the Mersey sound.


  1. ^ Somerville, Christopher (22 May 2008). "Walk of the month: Liverpool and Birkenhead". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 16 November 2009.

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