Marc Mann

Marc Mann is an American keyboardist, guitarist, programmer, arranger and conductor. He is known for his work with Oingo Boingo, Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra. In 2002 he performed in the "Concert for George" alongside Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney,[1] playing George Harrison's parts. He is credited as performer, arranger or producer on 54 albums. Mann is a long time collaborator with Danny Elfman in such films as the Men in Black series, Mars Attacks!, Sleepy Hollow, plus many more. He is usually credited for MIDI supervision and some orchestrations.

He played for the Electric Light Orchestra on their tour for the promotion of their album Zoom. Mann played rhythm guitar and lead on some tracks and also keyboards. However the tour was cancelled. Mann played briefly for Oingo Boingo (another collaboration with Elfman) playing the keyboards at some gigs such as Live from the Universal Amphitheatre.[2]

In January 1994, Mann had been hired by Lynne to help clean a few of John Lennon's cassettes, that the remaining Beatles McCartney, Harrison and Ringo Starr finished and turned a few songs into Beatles songs.[3] In 2002, Mann made string arrangements for several songs on Harrison's posthumous Brainwashed album.[4]

In 2004, Mann played lead guitar along with Prince when George Harrison was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".


  1. "Concert for George". Concert for George. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  2. "Marc Mann discography at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  3. Everett, Walter (1999). The Beatles As Musicians: Revolver Through the Anthology (illustrated ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 286–287. ISBN 9780195129410.
  4. Leng, Simon (2006). While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison (reprint ed.). Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 293. ISBN 9781423406099.

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