John McLaughlin, also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a
jazz fusion guitar player from Doncaster, Yorkshire in
England. He came to prominence with the electric group
of Miles Davis in the late 1960s, and with other well-
known players such as Chick Corea and Tony Williams.
Before moving to the United States, McLaughlin
recorded Extrapolation (with Tony Oxley and
John Surman) in 1969. The album showcased
McLaughlin as a guitarist of great technical virtuosity,
power, speed, and inventiveness (such as the ability to
play in odd meters).
He moved to the United States in 1969 to join Tony
Williams's group Lifetime