Morrissey
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1959-05-22
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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.

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Morrissey Performances & Interviews


Morrissey Tracks

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Pregnant For The Last Time
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Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
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Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
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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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Lady Willpower
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Lady Willpower
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Pregnant For The Last Time
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Pregnant For The Last Time
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Suedehead
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Suedehead
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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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First Of The Gang
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First Of The Gang
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It's Over
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It's Over
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Wedding Bell Blues
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2011
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2011-06-24T02:31:38
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2011

Glastonbury: 2011

Worthy Farm, Pilton
Glastonbury: 1992
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1992-06-26T02:31:38
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Jun
1992

Glastonbury: 1992

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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