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Set the boy free: Johnny Marr sets the record straight

It's nearly 30 years since The Smiths broke up. Now the man who wrote the music, has written his autobiography.

Born in 1963 in Manchester to Irish parents, Johnny Marr set up his first band aged 13 while living on a council estate in Wythenshawe.

In the early 80s, he met and formed a band with Morrissey. Their song-writing partnership defined the Smiths until Marr left the group in 1987.

He's decided to reveal all, in his debut book, Set The Boy Free.

He's been telling Smiths fan Mike Hall why he decided to write his side of the story now.

Robbie Williams keeps fans guessing on announcement

Robbie Williams in Berlin Credit: PA

Robbie Williams is keeping fans guessing by calling a press conference today but not revealing anything more.

His 12th album, Heavy Entertainment Show, is billed as Williams’s big pop comeback. His Greatest Hits is back in the top 10 for the first time in 10 years.

There's speculation he could announce a new tour, but Take That fans continue to hope for a possible link up with his former group.


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