MorrisseyEnglish singer / songwriter. Born 22 May 1959
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 rock band the Smiths, which was 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, sexual longing, self-deprecating and black humour, and anti-establishment stances.
Born to working-class Irish immigrants in Davyhulme, Lancashire, Morrissey grew up in nearby 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. He formed the Smiths with Johnny Marr 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 image 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.
- Who's performing at 6 Music Live 2017?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05f3nj8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05f3nj8.jpg2017-09-04T10:00:00.000ZDiscover who's joining Morrissey on the bill at Maida Vale.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05f3n5j
Who's performing at 6 Music Live 2017?
- 'I was a good judge of character' Johnny Marr on the close relationships during the early days of The Smithshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dy7wr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dy7wr.jpg2016-11-02T11:02:00.000ZJohnny Marr chats to Simon Mayo about his autobiography 'Set The Boy Free'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04dy2r2
'I was a good judge of character' Johnny Marr on the close relationships during the early days of The Smiths
- Is this Morrissey's biggest fan?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03vxd2q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03vxd2q.jpg2016-05-22T06:18:00.000ZMary Anne celebrates Morrissey's Birthday with one of his biggest fans, Anthony Amor, who's been to see Moz 52 times and has 16 tattoos of him!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03vxd3j
Is this Morrissey's biggest fan?
- Arriba Mexrrissey!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p037hfm7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p037hfm7.jpg2015-11-08T17:23:00.000ZCamilo Lara and Ceci Bastida talk about Mexrrisey, a live covers project that celebrates the affinity between Mexican pop culture and the songs of Steven Patrick Morrissey.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p037hfpl
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