John Squire , born November 24, 1962>, is an English musician and painter best known as a guitarist of the 1990s rock band Stone Roses . However, he played in another group, The Seahorses (in) , founded after the first separation of The Stones Roses in 1996.
He devoted himself fully to his passion for painting from 2007 to 2011, until the reformation of The Stone Roses that year.
His riffs, his melodies and chords mixing and live improvisation abilities make him one of the most influential and iconic guitarists of the madchester wave, alongside guitarists like Johnny Marr of The Smiths.
John Squire was born in Broadheath>, near Manchester, and grew up in Timperley , not far from Altrincham in North West England. He knew very early Ian Brown, future singer of The Stone Roses. He will study alongside Ian at the Altrincham Grammar school for boys where he will develop a talent for art. It was during this period that he became passionate about punk rock bands such as The Clash.