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Steven Patrick Morrissey (; born 22 May 1959), known mononymously as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author. He rose to prominence as the frontman of the Smiths, who were active from 1982 to 1987. Since then, Morrissey has had a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions and reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart three times.
Born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, to a working-class Irish family, Morrissey grew up in Manchester. As a child he developed a love of literature, kitchen sink realism and popular music. Involved in Manchester's punk rock scene during the late 1970s, he fronted the Nosebleeds, with little success. Beginning a career in music journalism, he authored a number of books on music and film in the early 1980s. With Johnny Marr he established the Smiths in 1982, soon attracting national recognition for their self-titled debut album. As the band's frontman, Morrissey attracted attention for his unconventional yet expressive baritone voice, witty and sardonic lyrics, and idiosyncratic appearance; deliberately avoiding rock machismo, he cultivated the aesthetic of a social outsider who eschewed drugs and embraced celibacy. The Smiths released three further studio albums and had a string of hit singles. Personal differences between Morrissey and Marr resulted in the break-up of the Smiths in 1987.
In 1988, Morrissey launched his solo career with Viva Hate. This album and its follow-ups—Kill Uncle, Your Arsenal, and Vauxhall and I—all did well in the UK Albums Chart and spawned a number of hit singles. During this time his image began to shift into that of a more burly figure, who toyed with patriotic imagery and working-class masculinity. In the mid-to-late 1990s, his subsequent albums, Southpaw Grammar and Maladjusted, also charted but were less well received. Relocating to Los Angeles, he embarked on a hiatus between 1998 and 2003 before releasing a successful comeback album, You Are the Quarry, in 2004. Ensuing years saw the release of albums Ringleader of the Tormentors, Years of Refusal, and World Peace Is None of Your Business. He released his autobiography in 2013, followed by his first novel in 2015. His eleventh solo album, Low in High School, was released in 2017.
Highly influential, Morrissey has been credited as a seminal figure in the emergence of indie rock and Britpop. Acclaimed as one of the greatest lyricists in British history, his lyrics have become the subject of academic study. He has courted controversy with his forthright opinions—endorsing vegetarianism and animal rights, condemning royalty and prominent politicians, and promoting a vision of English national identity and Britishness. In a 2006 poll held by the BBC's The Culture Show, Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British cultural icon, behind only David Attenborough.
First of the Gang to Die Single
Alma Matters Single
My Love Life Single
Pregnant for the Last Time Single
Our Frank Single
Piccadilly Palare Single
Interesting Drug Single
Everyday Is Like Sunday Single
- Noise Is The Best Revenge
- The Father Who Must Be Killed
- Wrestle With Russell: Interview With Russell Brand
- Drag the River
- One of Our Own
- Forgive Someone
- Julie In the Weeds
- A Song From Under the Floorboards
- Slum Mums
- The Public Image
- How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
- Honey, You Know Where to Find Me
- (I'm) the End of the Family Line
- Fantastic Bird
- The Harsh Truth of the Camera Eye
- You Should Have Been Nice to Me
- Heir Apparent
- I Can Have Both
- You Must Please Remember
- Treat Me Like a Human Being
- This Is Not Your Country
- No One Can Hold a Candle to You
- Now I Am a Was
- I Am Two People
- Black‐Eyed Susan
- Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together