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Set The Boy Free

It’s been 29 years since British band The Smiths split up and a lot has happened since singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr parted ways.

Not only has Johnny Marr played for various British bands including Indie Punk band The Cribs, he is just about to release his memoirs entitled ‘Set The Boy Free’.

Today, The Guardian paper delivered a very honest interview with the guitarist himself speaking about the formation of The Smiths, the split and his relationship with Morrissey.


Morrissey has himself been leading a successful solo career and even though the band is no longer, it is still described as one of the most influential bands the UK has ever produced. Morrissey’s lyrics and Marr’s guitar playing were the perfect combination and the melodies match the lyrics perfectly in such a way that no one could quite imitate.

Speculations of the band reuniting floated on many occasions which is something Marr speaks of in today’s interview with the Guardian. It is not in light to happen even though it was considered before by the pair on an evening encounter around beers and orange juice for a now drug free, teetotal and vegan Marr.

Johnny Marr and Morrissey in The Smiths performing ‘Heaven knows I’m miserable now’.


Marr’s memoirs will be available for purchase on the 3rd of November and you may pre-order your copy now by clicking the link HERE

I personally cannot wait to start reading it!

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