31 October 2023
Singer/songwriter and one of the most inspiring and genial guitarists of his generation JOHNNY MARR was born as John Martin Maher in Manchester on 31 October 1963.
Happy 60 to the musical maestro of indie legends The Smiths (1982-1987).
After playing/collaborating with multiple artists (Bryan Ferry, Chrissie Hynde,
Electronic, Modest Mouse, The The, The Cribs and many more) his productivity
and creativity got another enormous boost since he decided to go solo in 2013.
So far he released 4 solo LPs.
It’s gonna be a Marr Halloween.
I’ll start with these 3 solo gems.
– UPSTARTS –
From The Messenger album – 2013
– EASY MONEY –
From Playland album – 2014
– SOMEWHERE –
A new track that will feature
on his upcoming ‘Best Of’ LP,
out this Friday, November 3
He also has a brand new book
out, titled Marr’s Guitars.
Live photos by Turn Up The Volume – Belgium, 2016.