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I READ* by... Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr


1. Your favourite genre of reading matter: fiction, poetry, biography, comic, other?

Cultural history, the arts, some biographies.


2. Favourite book about music or musicians?

England’s Dreaming by Jon Savage.


3. The book that has influenced you the most?

The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley.


4. Your favourite character(s) in literature? 

Don Juan in The Teachings Of Don Juan by Carlos Castañeda


5. Favourite place to buy books?

The famous Powell’s Bookstore, Portland, Oregon


6. Best book cover?

Robert Rauschenberg art postcard


7. Most well-thumbed?

Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil


8. Your favourite children’s book?

Dr Seuss: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!


9. Do you read on the toilet? If yes, what do you read?

No. That always seemed like a weird pastime to me.


* Johnny Marr is best known for his role in one of the UK’s most influential bands of all time, The Smiths. He went on to form Electronic with New Order’s Bernard Sumner and has worked with The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse, and Johnny Marr & The Healers. He is now a member of The Cribs.