Morrissey
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1959-05-22
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Morrissey

Morrissey Biography (Wikipedia)

Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known mononymously as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter, and author. He came to prominence as the frontman of the Smiths, a rock band active from 1982 to 1987. Since then, he has pursued a commercially successful solo career. Morrissey's music is characterised by his baritone voice and distinctive lyrical content featuring recurring themes of emotional isolation and sexual longing, self-deprecating and black humour, and anti-establishment stances.

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 pop music. In the late 1970s, he fronted punk rock band the Nosebleeds with little success before beginning a career in music journalism and authoring several books on music and film in the early 1980s. With Johnny Marr he formed the Smiths in 1982, soon attracting national recognition for their eponymous debut album. As the band's frontman, Morrissey attracted attention for his trademark quiff and witty and sardonic lyrics. Deliberately avoiding rock machismo, he cultivated the aesthetic of a sexually ambiguous social outsider who embraced celibacy. The Smiths released three further studio albums—Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead, and Strangeways, Here We Come—and had a string of hit singles. The band were critically acclaimed and attracted a cult following. Personal differences between Morrissey and Marr resulted in the separation of the Smiths in 1987.

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Morrissey Performances & Interviews


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It's Over
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It's Over
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Everyday Is Like Sunday
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Everyday Is Like Sunday
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First Of The Gang To Die
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First Of The Gang To Die
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Suedehead
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Suedehead
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Interlude
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Interlude
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I Will See You In Far-Off Places
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I Will See You In Far-Off Places
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Back On The Chain Gang (Radio Edit)
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Back On The Chain Gang (Radio Edit)
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I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
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I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
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This Charming Man
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This Charming Man
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Spent The Day In Bed
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Spent The Day In Bed
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You Have Killed Me
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You Have Killed Me
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First Of The Gang
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First Of The Gang
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Lover To Be
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Lover To Be
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Dear God Please Help Me
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Dear God Please Help Me
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The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
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The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
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Dagenham Dave
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Dagenham Dave
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Suedehead (DJ Edit)
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Suedehead (DJ Edit)
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Back On The Chain Gang
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Back On The Chain Gang
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To Me You Are A Work of Art
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To Me You Are A Work of Art
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2011
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2011-06-24T19:10:23
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Jun
2011

Glastonbury: 2011

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1992
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1992-06-26T19:10:23
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Jun
1992

Glastonbury: 1992

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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