John Turnbull (musician)

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John Turnbull with The Blockheads, at Water Rats, July 2011

John George Turnbull (born 27 August 1950) is an English pop and rock guitarist and singer.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.


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 also contributed to film soundtracks since the 1960s, the most famous of which was the crime thriller Get Carter (1971), starring Michael Caine.[citation needed]

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