Johnny Marr turns 50 on October 31. Indie rock doesn’t birth many “guitar heroes,” but Marr is certainly one. Though Marr is not really “indie,” to be
honest: yes, his time in The Smiths, Modest Mouse and The Cribs loom large. But he’s also collaborated with Pet Shop Boys, Girls Aloud, Bryan Ferry,
Talking Heads, The The, Bert Jansch and many more. He’s simply a very versatile guitarist.