John Howard is an English singer-songwriter and pianist who rose to fame in the 1970s with his debut album Kid in a Big World. He was part of the glam-pop wave and has released over 16 studio albums and 11 EPs throughout his musical career.
John began playing the piano at the young age of four and first performed his own material in 1970. In 1973, he was spotted by Stuart Reid, Head of Pop at Chappell Music, and signed to CBS Records, recording his debut album at Abbey Road and Apple Studios. However, despite some initial success, he left the label in 1976 and went on to record with producer Trevor Horn, but took a break from music in the 1980s to work in marketing and A&R at various record companies.
In 2001, John restarted his music career after retiring to Pembrokeshire with his partner Neil France. The reissue of his debut album Kid in a Big World by RPM Records in 2003 sparked renewed interest in his music. He performed in London for the first time in 25 years in 2004 and has since released new music, with Think Like A Key Music releasing his solo albums on vinyl starting with Cut The Wire in 2023. In 2018 and 2020, he published his autobiographies Incidents Crowded With Life and Illusions of Happiness respectively.