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Music: Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr is an English guitarist from Ardwick, Manchester, best known as one of the two key members (and the least-divisive one at that) of The Smiths alongside Morrissey. His use of layered, jangly guitars and arpeggiation helped give rise to the revival of British Guitar Pop in the 80s and 90s, directly influencing The Stone Roses, Oasis, Radiohead, and nearly every Indie Rock band since.

Since the breakup of The Smiths, Marr has performed as a member of Electronic (with New Order's Bernard Sumner), Modest Mouse, The Cribs, supergroup Seven Worlds Collide, and plenty of session work. He released his solo debut, The Messenger, on February 25, 2013 to an enthusiastic reception. Videos for the title track and "Upstarts" are up on his YouTube channel.

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The SmithsCreator/Sire RecordsMorrissey
Marcy PlaygroundAlternative IndieMax´mo Park
Linkin ParkCreator/Warner Bros. RecordsThe Mars Volta

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