With classic hits like This Charming Man, Panic, How Soon is Now, Bigmouth Strikes Again and the immortal There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, The Smiths are regarded as one of the most influential British guitar groups of all time.
After the break-up of the band, Marr continued to produce boundary-pushing music, collaborating with some of the most exciting artists on the scene. Together with New Order singer and guitarist Bernard Sumner he had a foray into alternative dance music in the group Electronic, as well as earning critical acclaim as a member of rock band Modest Mouse and, later, The Cribs.
His latest offering, 2013’s Messenger, was released to a rapturous reception, with NME honouring him with their ‘Godlike Genius’ award in the same year, commenting that ‘never has anyone been so utterly deserving of the title.’
Johnny Marr plays Cambridge Corn Exchange on 21 October at 7.30pm, tickets cost £26.50.