The Smiths
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1982
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The Smiths

The Smiths Biography (Wikipedia)

The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them one of the most important bands to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. NME named the Smiths the "most influential artist ever" in a 2002 poll. In 2003, four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Based on the songwriting partnership of Morrissey and Marr, the group signed to the independent record label Rough Trade Records, on which they released four studio albums: The Smiths (1984), Meat Is Murder (1985), The Queen Is Dead (1986) and Strangeways, Here We Come (1987). They have also released several compilations, and numerous non-album singles. They had several singles reach the top twenty of the UK Singles Chart and all four of their studio albums reached the top five of the UK Albums Chart, including Meat Is Murder which hit number one. They won a significant following and remain cult favourites. The band broke up in 1987 due to internal tensions and have turned down several offers to reunite.

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What Difference Does It Make?
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What Difference Does It Make?
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The Headmaster Ritual
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The Headmaster Ritual
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This Charming Man
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This Charming Man
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Bigmouth Strikes Again
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Bigmouth Strikes Again
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Accept Yourself
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Accept Yourself
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Panic (Hang The DJ)
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Panic (Hang The DJ)
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Hand In Glove
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Hand In Glove
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Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
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Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
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Ask
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Ask
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How Soon Is Now?
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How Soon Is Now?
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Is It Really So Strange? (John Peel Session, 2 Dec 1986)
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Is It Really So Strange? (John Peel Session, 2 Dec 1986)
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
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There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
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Miserable Lie
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Miserable Lie
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The Queen Is Dead
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The Queen Is Dead
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Sheila Take A Bow
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Sheila Take A Bow
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Panic
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Panic
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William, It Was Really Nothing
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William, It Was Really Nothing
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Barbarism Begins At Home
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Barbarism Begins At Home
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Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
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Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
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I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
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I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
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You've Got Everything Now
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You've Got Everything Now
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Reel Around The Fountain
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Reel Around The Fountain
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Still Ill
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Still Ill
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Cemetry Gates
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Cemetry Gates
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That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
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That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 1984
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1984-06-22T09:47:37
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Jun
1984

Glastonbury: 1984

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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