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Episode 7: The King is Dead - Long Live the King
BBC Radio 6 Music
6 Music Live
6 Oct 2014, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

6 Music Live at Maida Vale Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr
Johnny Marr
09:00 Mon 6 Oct 2014 Maida Vale 3

Manchester guitar guru kicks off our week of live music

What is there that hasn’t already been said about Johnny Marr? Writer of some of the most famous guitar riffs of all time, an in-demand producer and collaborator for everyone from Neil Tennant to Matt Johnson and 50% of a songwriting alliance which transformed independent music with The Smiths, the word ‘legend’ couldn't be more appropriate.

After stints playing with The Cribs and Modest Mouse, Johnny’s embarked on a successful solo career which saw his debut LP ‘The Messenger’ released in February last year - picking up support from our very own Shaun Keaveny – and playing a triumphant Glastonbury performance.

With his sophomore solo album ‘Playland’ released the same day as his Maida Vale session and the first single ‘Easy Money’ sitting a-top the 6 Music playlist, Johnny’s performance should be a cracking way to start our week of live music.

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