Morrissey
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1959-05-22
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Morrissey Biography (Wikipedia)

Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), professionally known only as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the indie rock band The Smiths, which was active from 1982 to 1987. Since then, Morrissey has had a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions.

Born in Davyhulme, Lancashire to a working-class Irish migrant family, Morrissey grew up in Manchester. As a child he developed a love of literature, kitchen sink realism, and popular music. Involved in Manchester's punk rock scene during the late 1970s, he fronted two punk bands, The Nosebleeds and Slaughter & The Dogs, with little success. Beginning a career in music journalism, he authored a number of books on music and film in the early 1980s. With Johnny Marr he established The Smiths in 1982, soon attracting national recognition for their self-titled debut album. As the band's frontman, Morrissey attracted attention both for his intelligent, witty, and sardonic lyrics and his idiosyncratic appearance; deliberately avoiding rock machismo, he cultivated the aesthetic of a social outsider who eschewed drugs and embraced celibacy. The Smiths released five further albums – including the critically acclaimed Meat is Murder and The Queen is Dead – and had a string of hit singles. Personal differences between Morrissey and Marr resulted in The Smiths' separation in 1987.

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Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
Lauren Laverne: People's Playlist
Euro 2016 Playlist
Euro 2016 Playlist
Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist 2014
Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist 2014
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2016
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2016


Upcoming Events

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Aug
Morrissey, Damien Dempsey
Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK

Past BBC Events

2011 Glastonbury
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eg49mb
Worthy Farm, Pilton
2011-06-24T07:44:18
24
Jun
2011

2011 Glastonbury

Worthy Farm, Pilton
1992 Glastonbury
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eq5v4f
Worthy Farm, Pilton
1992-06-26T07:44:18
26
Jun
1992

1992 Glastonbury

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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