Johnny Marr Biography (Wikipedia)
Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher; 31 October 1963) is an English musician, songwriter and singer. Between 1982 and 1987 he was the guitarist and – with Morrissey – co-songwriter of The Smiths, an English rock band formed in Manchester. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Q magazine's Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that the Smiths were "the most influential British guitar group of the decade" and the "first indie outsiders to achieve mainstream success on their own terms". NME named The Smiths the "most influential artist ever" in a 2002 poll, even topping The Beatles.
Marr has also been a member of Electronic, an alternative dance supergroup formed with New Order singer and guitarist Bernard Sumner; The The, an English musical and multimedia group led by singer/songwriter Matt Johnson; Modest Mouse, an American indie rock band formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington; and The Cribs, an English three-piece indie rock band originally from Wakefield, West Yorkshire. As well, he has worked as a prolific session musician. In 2013, he released a solo album titled The Messenger (2013).
- Johnny Marr joins Sara Coxhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c168g.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c168g.jpg2014-11-16T10:32:00.000ZJohnny Marr, songwriter and guitarist of the Smiths and Electronic, joins Sara Cox on Radio 2.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02c1691
Johnny Marr joins Sara Cox
- Johnny Marr's Special FXhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0282wjl.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0282wjl.jpg2014-10-06T13:37:00.000ZJohnny Marr gives Shaun Keaveny a guided tour of his guitar effects pedal.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0282ym0
Johnny Marr's Special FX
- Professor Brian Cox chats with Sarahttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p027wbvk.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p027wbvk.jpg2014-10-03T16:38:00.000ZSara Cox sits in for Chris Evans and is joined by Professor Brian Cox and Johnny Marr.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p027wgq2
Professor Brian Cox chats with Sara
- Johnny Marr plays a Smiths classichttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p027vlgk.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p027vlgk.jpg2014-10-03T12:36:00.000ZJohnny Marr plays 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' in front of Genesis & Brian Cox on Sara Cox's Radio 2 Breakfast Showhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p027vnc0
Johnny Marr plays a Smiths classic
- The Smiths: How Soon Is Now?http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025fzs3.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025fzs3.jpg2014-08-25T15:00:00.000ZJohnny Marr recollects how he created the iconic riff to How Soon Is Now?http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p025fzsf
The Smiths: How Soon Is Now?
- Johnny Marr - Reading Festival highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ftmjr.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ftmjr.jpg2013-09-22T11:00:00.000ZHighlights of Johnny Marr's set on the Radio 1/NME stage at Reading Festival 2013.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01h4d0f
Johnny Marr - Reading Festival highlights
- Johnny Marr - Glastonbury highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01d8pbd.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01d8pbd.jpg2013-07-31T21:30:00.000ZHighlights of Johnny Marr's John Peel stage set from Glastonbury 2013.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01d8pcp
Johnny Marr - Glastonbury highlights
- Johnny Marr - New Town Velocity at Glastonbury 2013http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01c4vg7.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01c4vg7.jpg2013-06-29T22:24:00.000ZJohnny Marr performs New Town Velocity at Glastonbury 2013http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01c3d38
Johnny Marr - New Town Velocity at Glastonbury 2013
- Johnny Marr: Key Of Life interview with Mary Anne Hobbs (Extended Cut)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0187plb.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0187plb.jpg2013-04-26T11:42:00.000ZJohnny Marr in a thought provoking conversation including an special unbroadcast section.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0187ps9
Johnny Marr: Key Of Life interview with Mary Anne Hobbs (Extended Cut)
- Johnny Marr - Tracks Of My Yearshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015ryps.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015ryps.jpg2013-03-01T13:42:00.000ZJohnny Marr picks his Tracks Of My Years for Ken Bruce.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p015ryqn
Johnny Marr - Tracks Of My Years
Johnny Marr Tracks
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