John Turnbull (musician)

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John Turnbull
Turnbull with The Blockheads, at Water Rats, July 2011
Turnbull with The Blockheads, at Water Rats, July 2011
Background information
Birth nameJohn George Turnbull
Born (1950-08-27) 27 August 1950 (age 73)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
OriginLondon, England
GenresPop, rock
Years active1966–present

John George Turnbull (born 27 August 1950[1]) is an English pop and rock guitarist and singer. He is currently a member of The Blockheads.

Early life and education[edit]

Turnbull was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, on 27 August 1950.[1]


He has played in various bands, including Skip Bifferty, The Chosen Few, Arc, Loving Awareness, Glencoe, Nick Lowe, Dave Stewart and the Spiritual Cowboys, Eurythmics, Talk Talk, Londonbeat, Paul Young, Bob Geldof, World Party, Kaos Band and Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

He has played and sung on a number of film soundtracks, including Get Carter (1971), starring Michael Caine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "John Turnbull". The Blockheads. 14 May 2001. Retrieved 11 December 2019.

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