Arts Interview: Guitar hero

More than a quarter of a century after he left the Smiths, Johnny Marr remains an idolised and venerated figure to their legions of devoted fans, writes Nadine O'Regan.

14th September, 2013
Johnny Marr: `Over the years, the audience relate to me like a long-lost brother. They've grown up with me.'

Johnny Marr doesn't need to be reminded of his legendary past by the likes of me. He receives vivid reminders of his work pretty much all the time, wherever he goes in life.

"There have been quite a few funerals," he says mock-dolefully, naming the places where his famous Smiths songs get played. "There Is A Light, yeah, and Asleep, which is a very beautiful song. I don't mean to make light of that, but...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 6 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 6 years ago