Johnny Marr Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Johnny Marr was born as John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963, in Ardwick, Manchester, England, of Irish descent, and is a musician, songwriter and singer, best known for being the lead guitarist of the British rock band The Smiths.

So just how rich is Johnny Marr? According to sources in early 2017, Marr’s fortune reaches $2.5 million, the main source being his music career which began in the early 1980s.

Johnny Marr Net Worth $2.5 million

Marr grew up in Ardwick, until in the early ’70s his family moved to Wythenshawe in South Manchester, where he attended St Augustine’s Catholic Grammar School. He later enrolled at Wythenshawe College, becoming the President of the Student Union.

His interest in music was developed during his teenage years, when he formed a band called Paris Valentinos, then he became a member of the band called White Dice and his third band was called Freak Party, but it was short-lived too.

In 1982 Marr met Steven Morrissey, and together they formed The Smiths. With Marr on guitar and Morrissey on vocals, the band was completed by bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. In 1983 they signed with the indie label Rough Trade Records, releasing the single “Hand in Glove”, and the following year saw the release of their debut self-titled album which reached #2 on the UK Albums chart, greatly contributing to the band’s popularity. With his name becoming more known, Marr’s net worth began to increase too.

Their next album, “Meat Is Murder”, came out in 1985, reaching #1 on the UK Albums chart, and extensive tours followed, providing the band with a high level of fame and a large fan base.. Their third album, the 1986 “The Queen Is Dead”, was also a commercial and critical success, enabling Marr to further increase his popularity and his wealth as well. However, around this time he and Morrissey became involved in a conflict, which led him to leave the band in 1987. Shortly after, The Smiths, by now considered as one of the most influential bands of the ’80s, fell apart.

Marr went on to briefly perform with bands such as The Pretenders and The The, until in 1989 he formed an alternative dance band called Electronic, with New Order singer and guitarist Bernard Sumner. After releasing a hit single “Getting Away with It” in 1989, they went on to release their debut album in 1991, entitled “Electronics”. The album achieved great success, both critically and commercially, considerably adding to Marr’s fortune. Two more albums followed by the end of the decade, achieving modest success.

Meanwhile, Marr also worked as a session musician and writing collaborator for numerous artists and bands, including The Pet Shop Boys, Bryan Ferry, Kristy MacColl, Oasis and Billy Bragg.
In 2000 he formed a new band called Johnny Marr and the Healers, adding Zak Starkey on drums, Lee Spencer on guitar and Alonza Bevan on bass. Marr himself was the band’s singer and songwriter. They released one album in 2003, entitled “Boomslang”.

In 2006 he joined Modest Mouse, appearing in the band’s acclaimed 2007 album “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank”. The same year he served as a Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Salford, rewarded with an honorary doctorate from the university. All contributed to his net worth.

In 2008 Marr switched to another band, the Cribs. He wrote, played, and toured in support of their 2009 album “Ignore the Ignorant”, but leaving the band in 2011. He then pursued a solo career, releasing his debut solo album, “The Messenger”, in 2013. His second album, “Playland”, came out the following year so Marr’s solo career cemented his status of a talented artist, improving his wealth in a great way. Meanwhile, he also collaborated with other artists and bands, such as Hans Zimmer and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

In his private life, Marr has been married to Angie Brown since 1986. They have two children together.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 31, 1963
Birth place: Ardwick, Manchester, England
Height: 1.73 m
Profession:Musician
Nationality:English
Spouse:Angie Marr
Children:Nile Marr, Sonny Marr
Parents:John Joseph Maher, Frances Patricia Doyle
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His trademark sound was created on a Black 1983 Rickenbacker 330 guitar.
2Winner of the 2007 Q Lifetime Achievement Award.
3His favorite album is "Raw Power" by 'Iggy & the Stooges'.
4Not a single Marr riff was voted into the Total Guitar Magazine poll of the 100 greatest riffs of all time. [June 2004]
5Used to play football and was approached by Nottingham Forest but decided to concentrate on his music.
6Supports Manchester City football club.
7Radiohead's Ed O'Brien claims Marr was the reason he picked up a guitar as a teenager.
8Voted the North West of England's best guitarist in Total Guitar Magazine's poll of the greatest 12 British guitarists. [July 2001]


Quotes

#Quote
1I'm totally cool with having a sound. That's something that happened towards the end of my thirties. I think it's a healthy thing to kick against the typecast or the stereotypes. That's absolutely fine, and that's the prerogative of a young musician. But I've tried all sorts of things and that's kind of gone into the way I play now. When you get older, if people are saying they know you have a sound then, man, you're pretty lucky.
2I don't think The Smiths was ever going to be a band that was still together 35, 40 years later like R.E.M. or U2. Morrissey and I are very different people and both very willful and eventually those two people are going to want to go in their own different directions.
3The post-punk era is where I come from... I'm very proud to come from that generation. We were the people who went on to make indie records in the '80s.
4[on getting the NME's Godlike Genius Award] It is a very nice thing to be getting this award. The NME seems to be good at giving this award to people I like, so I'm in good company. I guess it means that some things are alright with the world.
5One of the best singers and writers British rock has ever produced. (On Roy Harper)
6We'll see if their good faith is going to be rewarded. I think it will work. I think people are fundamentally more decent than the corporate world would give them credit for. I think it's a really fantastic idea because it puts the responsibility back on people's own consciences and deals with people as grown ups. It's not hiding behind any corporate nonsense, it's just saying 'this is the way it is, let's get on with it'. Everyone knows you can get your music for free, so let's see if you really want to show the band your appreciation. (On Radiohead's plan in 2007 to let fans choose how much to pay for their new album)
7It was good to be in a group that stood for and against certain things. We were against synthesizers, the Conservative government, groups with names like Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, the English monarchy, cock-rock guitar solos and the American music scene at the time. We stood for the Englishness of The Kinks, T. Rex and Roxy Music, the arty quirks that kept those groups from being huge in the US.
8I'm interested in melody, lyrics and the overall song. I don't like to waste notes, not even one. I like to put the right note in the right place, and my influences have always been those kinds of players. Keith Richards comes to mind, and I really like Nils Lofgren's soloing, because he's so melodic. I love John Lennon's rhythm playing, and George Harrison was an incredible guitarist.
9I have a healthy respect for guitarists like Joe Satriani and Eddie Van Halen (Edward Van Halen), disciplined players who really know what they're doing
  • if you're going to be a virtuoso, you can't be hit-and-miss. But I
think people like Yngwie Malmsteen should be forgotten as soon as possible.
10No one has any respect for someone who can play a million notes per minute but can't put together a decent tune that someone can sing to or feel some sort of emotion from.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Mirror2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
World Championship Snooker2015-2016TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Acció política2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary2013-2015TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Biggest Band Breakups and Make Ups2015TV Movie documentary writer: "Bigmouth Strikes Again" - uncredited
UK Championship Snooker2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
6 Music Live at Maida ValeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Pride2014/Iwriter: "What Difference Does It Make"
Girls2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danny Baker Rocks... (A Bit)2014TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Believe2013/Iwriter: "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want"
Honeyballers2013TV Movie documentary writer: "I Know It's Over", "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" - uncredited
Morrissey: 25 Live2013Video writer: "Still Ill", "Asleep", "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore", "Meat is Murder", "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want", "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"
The Joy of the Single2012TV Movie documentary writer: "How Soon Is Now?" - uncredited
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story2012TV Movie writer: "How Soon Is Now?"
The Perks of Being a Wallflower2012writer: "Asleep"
After Porn Ends2012Documentary "Sweet Jane"
Shed Seven: 'What Goes on Tour...'2012Documentary short writer: "Panic" - uncredited
Generació D2011TV Movie documentary writer: "This Charming Man"
On Track with SEAT2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Acoustic at the BBC2011TV Movie performer: "The River Bank" / writer: "William, It Was Really Nothing" 1984
When Rock Goes Acoustic2011TV Movie documentary performer: "Wake Up Little Susie", "Big Mouth Strikes Again", "William, It Was Really Nothing" - uncredited / writer: "Nowhere Fast" uncredited, "Big Mouth Strikes Again" uncredited, "William, It Was Really Nothing" uncredited, "William, It Was Really Nothing" 1984
So You Think You Can Dance2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Movin' on Up2011TV Movie writer: "Get the Message"
Sucker Punch2011writer: "ASLEEP"
Radio Free Albemuth2010performer: "Ordinary Millionaire"
X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gavin & Stacey2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Laying Down the Law2009/ITV Short writer: "How Soon Is Now?"
Something for the Weekend2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Being Human2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
An Englishman in New York2009writer: "How Soon Is Now?"
(500) Days of Summer2009writer: "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out", "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want"
Gossip Girl2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
MTV Two Takeover2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist2008writer: "Little Motel"
They Came from Manchester: Five Decades of Mancunian Pop2008TV Movie writer: "This Charming Man"
The Inbetweeners2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Forgetting Sarah Marshall2008writer: "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now"
Extras2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mama's Boy2007writer: "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now", "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain2007TV Movie documentary writer: "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" - uncredited
Clatterford2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The History Boys2006writer: "This Charming Man"
Starter for 102006writer: "Please Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want"
This Is England2006writer: "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" - as J. Marr
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Reunion2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sky High2005writer: "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want"
Blackpool2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Closer2004/Imusic: "How Soon Is Now?"
Shaun of the Dead2004as Marr, "Panic"
S.P.U.N.GTV Series music - 4 episodes, 2003 - 2004 lyrics - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2004
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary writer: "London"
Early Doors2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Du ska nog se att det går över2003Documentary lyrics: "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" / writer: "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"
Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You2002TV Movie documentary writer: "I Know It's Over"
Oasis: 10 Years of Noise & Confusion2001TV Movie performer: "Champagne Supernova"
Queer as Folk2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Things Behind the Sun2001writer: "Back to the Old House" - as John Marr
Attachments2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shine On2000TV Special performer: "Tomorrow Never Knows" - uncredited
Cherry Falls2000writer: "How Soon Is Now?"
Architecture of Reassurance2000Short writer: "Shoplifters of the World Unite"
Jeff Buckley: Remembered1999TV Movie documentary writer: "How Soon Is Now?"
Stars in Their Eyes1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Never Been Kissed1999writer: "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" - as John Marr
Charmed1998TV Series writer: "How Soon is Now?"
The Wedding Singer1998writer: "How Soon Is Now" - as John Marr
Dead Man's Curve1998writer: "Girlfriend in a Coma" - as Marr
EastEnders1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fever Pitch1997music: "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish"
Florentine1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1987-1996TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Craft1996writer: "How Soon is Now?" - as John Marr
Airheads1994writer: "London" - as Marr
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV Special documentary performer: "Tighten Up" / producer: "Tighten Up" / writer: "Tighten Up"
The Smiths: The Complete Picture1992Video writer: "This Charming Man", "What Difference Does It Make?", "Panic", "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now", "Ask", "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side", "How Soon Is Now?", "Shoplifters of the World Unite", "Girlfriend in a Coma", "Sheila Take a Bow", "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before", "The Queen Is Dead", "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"
Cool World1992"DISAPPOINTED"
The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying - Live the Dream1992TV Special performer: "Tighten Up" / producer: "Tighten Up" / writer: "Tighten Up"
How to Get Ahead in Advertising1989writer: "Oscillate Wildly" - uncredited
She's Having a Baby1988writer: "YOU JUST HAVEN'T EARNED IT YET BABY"
Miami Vice1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Queen Is Dead1986Short writer: "The Queen Is Dead", "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out", "Panic"
Out of Bounds1986writer: "HOW SOON IS NOW?" - as Marr
Ferris Bueller's Day Off1986writer: "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want"
Pretty in Pink1986music: "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want"
The Midnight Hour1985TV Movie writer: "How Soon Is Now" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Freeheld2015
The Amazing Spider-Man 22014
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret2009-2010TV Series 7 episodes
The Big Bang2010music by
The Queen Is Dead1986Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inception2010guitarist
They Came from Manchester: Five Decades of Mancunian Pop2008TV Movie title music: written by - uncredited
Shameless2004TV Series end credit theme - 1 episode
Colors1988musician: special guest appearance

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret2016TV SeriesWildly Influential Guitarist
Powder2011

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When Rock Goes Acoustic2011TV Movie documentary archive

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hans Zimmer Live on Tour2017post-productionHimself
CBS This Morning2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Hans Zimmer Revealed: The Documentary2015Documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Support
6 Music Live at Maida Vale2014TV SeriesHimself
The Music of Amazing Spider-Man 2: A Conversation with Marc Webb2014Video shortHimself
The Joy of the Guitar Riff2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Roy Harper Man or Myth2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Last Shop Standing2012DocumentaryHimself
Portlandia2012TV SeriesHimself
When Rock Goes Acoustic2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - The Smiths
Ghost Blues: The Story of Rory Gallagher2010DocumentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Search and Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power2010DocumentaryHimself
Something for the Weekend2009TV SeriesHimself
The Story of the Guitar2008TV Series documentaryHimself
BBC Four Sessions: Bert Jansch2008Himself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Imagine2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Dashboard Aka Modest Mouse Dashboard Music Video2007Video shortHimself
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man2006DocumentaryHimself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself - The Smiths
Soccer AM2004TV SeriesHimself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself - The Smiths
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2003TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - The Smiths
Seven Worlds Collide: Neil Finn & Friends Live at the St. James2001Video documentaryHimself
Oasis: 10 Years of Noise & Confusion2001TV MovieHimself
Kirsty: The Life and Songs of Kirsty MacColl2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Shine On2000TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Bert Jansch: Dreamweaver2000DocumentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1996-2000TV SeriesHimself
Young Guns Go for It1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimself
The Smiths: The Complete Picture1992VideoHimself - The Smiths (uncredited)
The The Versus the World1991Video documentaryHimself - Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1985-1987TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Is Dead1986ShortHimself (uncredited)
Arsenal1985TV SeriesHimself
La edad de oro1985TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesHimself
Pop Gold2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Guth2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Acoustic at the BBC2011TV MovieHimself (as Bernard Bert & Johnny)
Movin' on Up2011TV MovieHimself - Electronic
The Importance of Being Morrissey2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1994TV SeriesHimself

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