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They wrote the songs together and the band that formed in 1982 went on to become one of the truly iconic British acts of the 80s.Hit albums such as the self-titled The Smiths in 1984, Meat is Murder in 1985, The Queen is Dead in 1986 and finally Strangeways - Here We Come in 1987 became albums that helped define the era.The West End’s New "Great British Musical"(The Times) is now winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.Sunny Afternoon also won Oliviers for Best Actor (John Dagliesh), Best Supporting Actor (George Maguire) and Outstanding Achievement in Music (Ray Davies).Marr stayed incredibly busy after The Smiths' time was up, playing sessions with the likes of Sir Paul Mc Cartney and both recording and touring with established bands such as The Pretenders and The The.Essentially, from 1987 until 2002 Johnny Marr worked with everyone who was anyone in the UK music industry.
On thursday kent opens this years touring at Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark.Collaborations included working with Billy Bragg, Talking Heads, The Pet Shop Boys, Kirsty Mac Coll and Black Grape. Johnny is also a member of occasional super-group Seven Worlds Collide, which is made up from members of Radiohead, Crowded House and Pearl Jam.He also made a special one-off appearance playing with Oasis in 2001, as well as working with them on some album tracks in the studio. Together they have recorded a number of tracks to raise money for Oxfam.Their music helped bring the guitar sound back to the mainstream in the UK, and their songs proudly stood as a musical backlash against the synth-pop chart music of the time.In 1987, creative differences led to the band splitting up, but thankfully their five-year run of huge UK success and critically acclaimed albums had already established Johnny Marr as one of the most influential songwriters and performers of the decade.