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...

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