Johnny is to be given an honorary doctorate by the University of Salford.
He will receive a doctorate of arts as part of the university’s July graduation ceremonies.
Johnny, who became a visiting professor in popular music at the university in 2007, said “I’m very pleased to be given an honorary doctorate by Salford University. I’ve enjoyed working with the students in my capacity as visiting professor and hopefully we can find some more opportunities for creative work in the future.”
The university said the honour was for Marr’s “outstanding achievements”.