Born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 to Irish immigrants in Ardwick Manchester. Johnny Marr is a guitarist, singer, song-writer and producer. He is best known for being the founder member and guitarist in eighties cult band The Smiths. The Smiths released 4 studio albums between 1984 and 1987 when Marr broke the group up. Their major hits in the UK, were Heaven knows I’m miserable now which reached #10 in 1984 and Sheila Take a Bow which reached the same number in 1987. Whilst their popular songs include This Charming Man, How Soon is Now and There is Light that Never goes out.