Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester) is an English songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player, and singer. Marr rose to fame in the 1980s as the guitarist in The Smiths, where he formed a prolific songwriting partnership with Morrissey. Marr has been a member of Electronic, The The, and Modest Mouse. In 2008, he joined The Cribs after touring with them on 2008's NME Awards Tour. Marr plays guitar throughout the soundtrack for the film Inception.