Johnny Marr
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1963-10-31
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Johnny Marr

Biography

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. ...

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Biography

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.

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I Fought The Law (Live)
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I Fought The Law (Live)
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The Right Thing Right
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The Right Thing Right
The Smiths
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
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Little King 
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Playlists featuring Johnny Marr
Reading + Leeds Festival 2013
Reading + Leeds Festival 2013
Later... with Jools Holland - Spring 2013
Later... with Jools Holland - Spring 2013


Past BBC Events

Johnny Marr 6 Music Live at Maida Vale
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
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Johnny Marr 6 Music Live at Maida Vale

Johnny Marr 6 Music Live at Maida Vale

6 October 2014
2013 Reading + Leeds
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Reading
Leeds
2013-08-23T06:20:27
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2013 Reading + Leeds

2013 Reading + Leeds

23 August 2013
2013 T in the Park
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Balado, Kinross-Shire
2013-07-12T06:20:27
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2013 T in the Park

2013 T in the Park

12 July 2013
2013 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2013 Glastonbury

2013 Glastonbury

28 June 2013


Johnny Marr Biography

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).

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