Johnny Marr is an iconic and influential guitarist best known for his work in The Smiths, which broke up in 1987. His guitar phrases and his genius for crafting textured and tonally rich rhythmic leads has influenced countless rock guitarists of the last quarter century. After leaving The Smiths, Ma ... More >>
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