Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr 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

On 19 July 2012, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Salford for “outstanding achievements” and “changing the face of British guitar music”

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