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Guitar hero Johnny Marr the merrier

Almost 30 years since he left The Smiths, guitar hero Johnny Marr has got his story down on paper for the first time

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

20th November, 2016
Johnny Marr Pic: Ami Barwell

Johnny Marr is irritated.

Ironically, this is because he has just been told that he’s nice.

‘Nice’ because, in his new memoir Set The Boy Free, Marr has retraced his steps, playing out the famous story of him and Morrissey as founding members of seminal 1980s group The Smiths – but, tellingly, delivering his memoir without any accompanying whiff of rancour.

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