Articles and pieces (both old and new) relating to Morrissey and The Smiths.
Article on the March 15 signing session at HMV in London
The first Morrissey solo show, and unofficial Smiths farewell concert. Included in this post is a link to the leaked footage, and 3 reviews of the historic event.
Two articles (NME, Record Mirror) detailing Morrissey’s cameo on the Brookside spin off South. (Includes video link to the cameo)
Smash Hits reports on the split of The Smiths
NME’s second article on the split, this time reporting on possible replacements.
NME’s article reporting on the split of The Smiths
Melody Maker reports on The Smiths’ officially splitting up.
Melody Maker reporting on Marr leaving
Short article detailing Marr’s car accident. (Marr tells a different story in his book).
Short article about The Smiths’ mishaps with Rough Trade (and in general).
Short article describing The Queen Is Dead short film release, directed by Derek Jarman.
“Smiths Make LP Shock!”. Short article detailing The Smiths’ upcoming “The Queen Is Dead” album, along with updates on management change and business matters.
Article about Andy’s leaving because of heroin possession.
Short news article about Andy’s brief departure, addition of Craig Gannon, and release of “Bigmouth Strikes Again”
An alternate telling of the Newport Centre gig disturbance that left Morrissey and others injured and people arrested.
Short Article describing the arrest of several people during a rowdy Smiths gig (that left Morrissey and others injured) at Newport Leisure Centre.
Morrissey gets voted “Fruitcake of the Year”
Yet another short article on the Sandie Shaw collaboration.
The Smiths are voted band of the year for 1983 (published in early ’84)
“Stuff and nonsense” – A short, only mildly interesting article about the discovery of Morrissey’s pre-Smiths letters to NME
Article on the Smiths and Sandie Shaw collaboration
Article on the replacement cover for the “What Difference Does It Make?” single
Article on the controversy around “Suffer Little Children”
The Smiths are voted Best New Act of 1983 in the end of year issue
An article detailing the scandal around “Handsome Devil”
The Smiths sign for a long-term contract with Rough Trade after their debut single “Hand In Glove”
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, Hibbert…