Johnny Marr onstage during Nile Rodgers' Meltdown Festival in August 2019.
Mark Mawston recalls, "This shot was taken at London’s Royal Festival Hall at Nile Rodgers' Meltdown Festival on the 8 August 2019 and shows one of the great ax men in full swing.
Noel Gallagher calls Marr a genius which may not only be praise for his guitar skills but also the fact that, like Gallagher, he supports Man City. The difference there though is that Marr had trials and could have played for them. Instead, he homed his rather impressive guitar skills and ended up playing, in another form, with some of the most important British bands of all time, from his own, The Smiths, to The The, Kirsty MacColl and New Order/The Pet Shop Boys (as Electronica) as well as US cult bands like Talking Heads. At the time of the gig, he was recording the soundtrack to the Bond film No Time To Die, adding his own take on that famous theme tune.
One of my favourite recent rock n roll stories was when the American band Modest Mouse advertised for a guitarist who “sounds like Johnny Marr”. Marr read it and thought that no one could sound more like Marr than Marr and turned up for the audition himself. The astounded band repaid Marr by giving him his first ever US Number 1. Who said the spirit of rock n roll is dead!"
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