"Graham Leslie Coxon" is an English musician, singer-songwriter and painter who came to prominence as a founding member of the rock band Blur (band)/Blur. As the group's lead guitarist and secondary vocalist, Coxon is featured on all seven of Blur's studio albums, from 1991's Leisure (album)/Leisure to 2003's Think Tank (Blur album)/Think Tank, despite being absent from the group from 2002 to 2008 owing to a dispute with the other members. He has also led a solo career since 1998. As well as being a musician, Coxon is a visual artist: he designed the cover art for all his solo albums as well as Blur's 13 (Blur album)/13.
Coxon plays several instruments, and records his albums with little assistance from session musicians. Q (magazine)/Q magazine critic Adrian Deevoy once wrote: "Coxon is an astonishing musician. His restless playing style – all chord slides, rapid pulloffs, mini-arpeggios and fractured runs – seems to owe more to his saxophone training than any conventional guitar tuition." An innovative lead guitarist, he has been described by Oasis (band)/Oasis bandleader Noel Gallagher as "one of the most talented guitarists of his generation." Coxon was voted the 15th greatest guitarist of the last 30 years in a 2010 BBC poll.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Graham Coxon on Wikipedia.