Johnny Marr

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A light that never goes out: why the Smiths are eternally influential
In a second feature marking 40 years of the Smiths, fans including Andy Burnham and Connie Constance consider how and why the band have endured

Shaad D'Souza

01, Jun, 2023 @9:45 AM

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‘An astounding rush of real-time creativity’: 40 years of the Smiths’ Peel Sessions
Not everyone finds it easy to listen to the Smiths now, but those early transmissions were utterly formative for this vital new band and their enraptured fans

Michael Hann

31, May, 2023 @10:57 AM

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Andy Rourke obituary
Bassist with the Smiths whose distinctive melodic style was central to the band’s sound

Dave Simpson

19, May, 2023 @4:44 PM

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Andy Rourke was the other melodic genius in the Smiths: spry, funky and masterful
Rourke’s propulsive basslines worked in perfect tandem with Johnny Marr’s guitar parts to create the Smiths’ singular sound

Alexis Petridis

19, May, 2023 @12:57 PM

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‘It would be the death of culture’: Manchester’s Night & Day venue faces moment of truth
Court battle over noise complaint will decide future of famous music club, which has hosted Johnny Marr, the Charlatans, Arctic Monkeys and Ed Sheeran

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

27, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Invention, grace and bloodlust ballet’: post-punk guitarist John McGeoch
McGeoch sent a jolt through the scene with Magazine, Siouxsie Sioux and more. Johnny Marr, James Dean Bradfield and others salute an overlooked musician

Daniel Dylan Wray

04, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Johnny Marr: Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 review – dancefloor-friendly double album
Marr trades post-punk guitar for energetic electro-indie in a hopeful, pandemic-processing 16-track opus

Phil Mongredien

06, Mar, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Johnny Marr: ‘When I play Smiths songs I experience this huge wave of elation’
On the eve of his new double album, the acclaimed songwriter takes questions from musicians, politicians and readers

Tim Lewis

06, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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There is a fight that never goes out: Morrissey accuses Johnny Marr of using him as clickbait
‘Must you persistently, year after year, decade after decade, blame me for everything?’ singer writes in open letter to former Smiths bandmate

Laura Snapes

26, Jan, 2022 @11:08 AM

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Send us your questions for Johnny Marr
Got something to ask the prolific Mancunian guitar hero? Send it our way and we’ll put it to him

01, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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'She gold-plated songs': Denise Johnson, the voice of Manchester's dancefloors
Nineties bands in need of rave vocals looked to the late Johnson, whose rich, fiery voice alchemised their music into something else entirely

Fergal Kinney

28, Jul, 2020 @1:10 PM

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'No downside': Johnny Marr, Best Coast and Jason Isbell on how sobriety improves music
Rock’n’roll is equated with excess – but for many musicians, addiction to drugs or alcohol can stifle their art. Three of them explain how getting sober sent their creativity skyrocketing

Lior Phillips

02, Jun, 2020 @3:11 PM

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