Spellbound - The John Mcgeoch Story

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Pete Mitchell tells the story of the unsung new wave guitar hero who played for Magazine.

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Pete Mitchell tells the story of the unsung new wave guitar hero who played for Magazine.

Another chance to hear the story of John McGeoch, one of the most innovative and influential guitarists of the past thirty years.

Born in Scotland and raised in Manchester and London, John McGeoch was described as the "post-punk Jimmy Page", a man with an experimental, uncompromising and unique style.

He was a distinctive player who could conjure up dramatic riffs and sounds. He performed with no fewer than nine bands, including Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Public Image Ltd.

Pete Mitchell talks to Howard Devoto, Siouxsie Sioux and Johnny Marr among others, as he shines a light on the short life of this unsung guitar hero.

Repeated as part of BBC 4 and 6 Music's Punk Britannia season.