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The First Time examines the Mancunian maestro's earliest musical memories, his first fumbled grapplings with a guitar and his initial, and crucial, meeting with Morrissey leading to the formation of The Smiths.
The programme also explores his post-Smiths career and collaborations with The Pretenders, Electronic, Modest Mouse & The Cribs.

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Sun 2 Jan 2011 03:00