News

Articles and pieces (both old and new) relating to Morrissey and The Smiths.


NME – 15 August 1987

NME’s second article on the split, this time reporting on possible replacements.

Melody Maker – 22 March 1986

“Smiths Make LP Shock!”. Short article detailing The Smiths’ upcoming “The Queen Is Dead” album, along with updates on management change and business matters.

Smash Hits – Bitz News 1986

Short news article about Andy’s brief departure, addition of Craig Gannon, and release of “Bigmouth Strikes Again”

No. 1 – May 1984

“Stuff and nonsense” – A short, only mildly interesting article about the discovery of Morrissey’s pre-Smiths letters to NME

NME – 4 February 1984

Article on the replacement cover for the “What Difference Does It Make?” single

I Want A Boy For My Birthday

Former Smiths bassist Dale Hibbert has released the long sought after full version of “I Want A Boy For My Birthday”, the earliest known surviving Smiths recording, recorded by Morrissey and Marr during some attic practices. A sample clip was originally uploaded to the internet in the late 90s, and after all these years, HibbertContinue reading “I Want A Boy For My Birthday”


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