Guitar legend Johnny Marr, who made his name with The Smiths in the 1980s, will return to the venue of one of his finest gigs to lecture students on the music industry.
The guitarist, who now plays with The Cribs and Modest Mouse, will deliver his inaugural lecture as visiting professor of music at Salford University on November 4.
He last performed at the university in 1986, when he played with The Smiths in the university’s Maxwell Hall.
John Sweeney from the University’s School of Media, Music & Performance said: “We’re delighted that Johnny will be returning to Maxwell Hall after such a sensational performance there in 1986. This time, we’ve made sure that the Hall is specially reinforced!
“Johnny is a revered guitarist and composer and is the most influential guitarist of the last 25 years, held in the highest esteem by many of his fellow performers.
“His lecture is a tremendous opportunity for our students and the wider public to benefit from his considerable experience and expertise. It promises to be a really special event.”
The lecture is a free event which is open to the public and entitled 'Always From The Outside: Mavericks, Innovators And Building Your Own Ark'.