Johnny Marr
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqp3p.jpg
1963-10-31
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/ff621094-2a76-401f-8398-b75b5fd2be24
Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr Biography (Wikipedia)

Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher; 31 October 1963) is an English musician, songwriter and singer, best known as the guitarist and – with Morrissey – co-songwriter of the Smiths, who were active from 1982 to 1987.

Born in Ardwick, Manchester, to Irish parents, Marr formed his first band at the age of 13. He was part of several bands along with Andy Rourke before forming the Smiths with Morrissey in 1982. The Smiths attained great success and were critically acclaimed, with Marr's jangle pop guitar style becoming distinctive of the band's sound, but separated in 1987 due to personal differences between Marr and Morrissey. Since then, Marr has been a member of the Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and the Cribs, and has become a prolific session musician, working with names such as Talking Heads and Hans Zimmer. He released his first solo album, titled The Messenger, in 2013, followed by his second, Playland, in 2014. His autobiography, Set the Boy Free, was published in 2016. His third solo album, Call the Comet, was released on 15 June 2018.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Johnny Marr Performances & Interviews


Johnny Marr Tracks

Sort by

Johnny Marr
Armatopia
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0287bzz.jpg
link
Armatopia
Johnny Marr
Easy Money
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02561vf.jpg
link
Easy Money
The Smiths
This Charming Man
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqg1w.jpg
link
This Charming Man
Johnny Marr
Hi Hello (Glastonbury 2019)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0287bzz.jpg
link
Hi Hello (Glastonbury 2019)
Johnny Marr
Easy Money (Radio Edit)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0287bzz.jpg
link
Easy Money (Radio Edit)
Brian Higgins
Did You See Me Coming?
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0287bzz.jpg
link
Did You See Me Coming?
Johnny Marr
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby (6 Music Session, 13 Jun 2018)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0287bzz.jpg
link
You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby (6 Music Session, 13 Jun 2018)
Johnny Marr
Hi Hello
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0678p57.jpg
link
Hi Hello
James Doviak
Hi Hello
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0287bzz.jpg
link
Hi Hello
Johnny Marr
Rise
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0287bzz.jpg
link
Rise
Johnny Marr
Actor Attractor
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p0287bzz.jpg
link
Actor Attractor
Load more tracks


Upcoming Events

26
Jul
2019
Johnny Marr, Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Odell, KT Tunstall, The Jacksons, Ziggy Marley, All Saints, Texas, Cast, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jack Savoretti, Beverley Knight, Jools Holland, Tony Christie, Black Bomb A, Sheridan Smith, Destinity, Dust In Mind, Hacienda Classical, Faithless Dj Set and Alex Horne and Horne Section
Unknown venue, Liverpool, UK
26
Jul
2019
Johnny Marr, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, Kate Nash, You Me At Six, Wolf Alice, Nothing But Thieves, The Futureheads, The Japanese House, Slaves, Lewis Capaldi, Dodie, Public Service Broadcasting, Don Broco, Palace, Mallory Knox, IDLES, Hot 8 Brass Band, Spector, Shame, Sunset Sons, Haze, Rhys Lewis, My Nu Leng, Ocean Wisdom, ISLAND, Macky Gee, Clean Cut Kid, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, FUR, Easy Life, Ten Tonnes, Fatherson, Lucia, FONTAINES D.C., Yonaka, Anteros, Martha, Cassia, She Drew The Gun, Airways, Milk Teeth, Sea Girls, Marsicans, Indoor Pets, Pip Blom, GURR, Notion, APRE, Puppy, Sports Team, Zuzu, Turno, Alfie Templeman, whenyoung, Lady Bird, Alphabet Backwards, The Epstein, Feet, Press to MECO, Boat to Row, Ralfe Band, Saltwater Sun, Thomas Truax, Heavy Lungs, Swimming Girls, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Only The Poets, SUGARTHIEF, Saint Agnes, The Murder Capital, Seán McGowan, Red Rum Club, Candy Says, False Advertising, The Van T's, Emerald, VISTAS (UK), Hot Milk, Nick Cope, Black Doldrums, The Estevans, SPINN (UK), Bennett Wilson Poole, Kicklips, The August List, The Holy Orders, Brickwork Lizards, BETSIE GØLD, Inhaler (Dublin), Lacuna Bloome, The Long Insiders, Latenight Honeymoon, Reason To Live, Lacuna Common, Max Blansjaar, young garbo, Lake Acacia, Death of the Maiden, Mr Motivator, Haze97, Khloe, Katy Rose Bennett, Junk Whale and Jen Berkova
Hill Farm, Oxford, UK
28
Jul
2019
Johnny Marr, Doves, The Coral and The Twang
Perry Park, Birmingham, UK
31
Jul
2019
Johnny Marr, Nile Marr
The Welly, Hull, UK
1
Aug
2019
Johnny Marr, CHVRCHES, Jess Glynne, Tom Odell, Elbow, The Coral, Lucy Rose, Glasvegas, Lewis Capaldi, Dodie, Hawkwind, Richard Thompson, Dodgy, The Selecter, Maisie Peters, Julie Fowlis, The Rezillos, Wildwood Kin, The Cuban Brothers, CoCo and the Butterfields, Skerryvore, Elephant Sessions, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Shears and Broken Chanter
Belladrum Estate, Inverness, UK

Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2019
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/er3v9r/acts/a84hp6
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2019-06-29T14:25:07
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p07fkrph.jpg
29
Jun
2019
Glastonbury: 2019

Glastonbury: 2019

Worthy Farm, Pilton
6 Music Live at Maida Vale: Johnny Marr
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e6m38g
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2014-10-06T14:25:07
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p0282jjf.jpg
6
Oct
2014
6 Music Live at Maida Vale: Johnny Marr

6 Music Live at Maida Vale: Johnny Marr

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Reading + Leeds: 2013
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ezc5d4/acts/am8wrz
Reading
Leeds
2013-08-24T14:25:07
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p01fpv0g.jpg
24
Aug
2013
Reading + Leeds: 2013

Reading + Leeds: 2013

Reading
T in the Park: 2013
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/egfrbp/acts/aqqbj5
Balado, Kinross-Shire
2013-07-14T14:25:07
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p01cll0f.jpg
14
Jul
2013
T in the Park: 2013

T in the Park: 2013

Balado, Kinross-Shire
Glastonbury: 2013
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ej58q9/acts/a3zdgw
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2013-06-29T14:25:07
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/208x117/p01c3d4x.jpg
29
Jun
2013
Glastonbury: 2013

Glastonbury: 2013

Worthy Farm, Pilton

Latest Johnny Marr News

    BBC News - Glastonbury stars give away clothes for charity
    Kylie Minogue, Sheryl Crow and Lewis Capaldi show support for a campaign against "throwaway fashion".
    BBC News - Why Johnny Marr will never retire
    After playing with The Killers at Glastonbury, the star says he can't imagine a life outside music.
    BBC News - The Killers - This Charming Man (Glastonbury 2019)
    The Killers play This Charming Man with Johnny Marr at Glastonbury.
    BBC News - The Killers perform Mr Brightside at Glastonbury 2019
    The Killers perform Mr Brightside with Johnny Marr at Glastonbury 2019
Back to artist