John brought with him an aura of cult celebrity, partly from his band the Extras in Sheffield. But mainly because he moved with a surge of energy. With a persona blended from wheeling and dealing, Shakespearean drama, Hollywood Bogart and literary professor, he enjoyed words and he liked a hard oblique rhythm.
Sadly John died in a drowning accident in 2003.
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More about John's band the extras from Sheffield Vision.