Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood is an English musician and composer. He is the lead guitarist and keyboardist of the alternative rock band Radiohead, and has written a number of film scores. Along with his elder brother, Radiohead bassist Colin, Greenwood attended Abingdon School in Abingdon near Oxford, England, where he met the future band members. The youngest of the group, Greenwood was the last to join, first playing keyboards and harmonica but soon becoming lead guitarist. He abandoned a degree in music when the band signed to Parlophone; their debut single "Creep" was distinguished by Greenwood's aggressive guitar work. Radiohead have since achieved critical acclaim and sold over 30 million albums. Along with the other members of Radiohead, Greenwood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. Greenwood has been named one of the greatest guitarists of all time by publications including Rolling Stone.
|Birth name:||Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood|
|Born:||November 05, 1971, Oxford, England|
|Genres:||Alternative rock, electronica, art rock, experimental rock, classical|
|Instruments:||Guitar, piano, keyboards, ondes Martenot|
|Labels:||XL, TBD, Sanctuary, Nonesuch, Octatonic|
|Associated acts:||Radiohead, London Contemporary Orchestra, Shye Ben Tzur|
|Facebook:||Jonny Greenwood's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Jonny Greenwood's IMDb|
About Jonny Greenwood
Multi-instrumentalist and composer who played lead guitar for the rock band Radiohead. He also worked as composer-in-residence for the BBC Concert Orchestra.
He and Radiohead (known at the time as On a Friday) signed their first record deal with EMI in 1991.
His brother, Colin, was also a member of Radiohead.
He married Sharona Katan in 1995; they had three children: Tamir, Omri, and Zohar.
He composed the soundtrack to There Will Be Blood, an Oscar-nominated film starring Daniel Day Lewis.
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- Alternative rock pianists
- Radiohead members
- Nonesuch Records artists
- English multi-instrumentalists
- People educated at Abingdon School
- Alternative rock guitarists
- Ivor Novello Award winners
- English guitarists