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Read Johnny Marr’s NME interview from August, 1987 about why he left The Smiths

MARR SPEAKS NME News, 8th August 1987 The split in the ranks of The Smiths – exclusively reported in last week’s NME while the other titles were blithely announcing tour dates – has now been confirmed by the group’s record … Continue reading

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The Smiths “Bigmouth Strikes Again” released May 19, 1986

– The cover photo of the single was of James Dean by Nelva Jean Thomas. – “Bigmouth Strikes Again” appears on The Smiths third album ‘The Queen Is Dead’ and was the lead single from the album. – The line, … Continue reading

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Listen to D.A.R.K. – “Curvy” feat… Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries), Andy Rourke (The Smiths) and Olé Koretsky

  D.A.R.K. is a collaboration between Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries), Andy Rourke (The Smiths) and Olé Koretsky, “Curvy” is the first single from their forthcoming ‘Science Agrees’ which drops May 27.  

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The Smiths released their debut album on this day in 1984

–The Smiths was released on Feb the 20th 1984 – The Smiths were: Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce – Troy Tate was the original producer of the album; after it was recorded the band rejected those recordings … Continue reading

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On this day in 1987, The Smiths hit the #1 spot with “Shoplifters Of The World Unite”

On this day in 1987 The Smiths were at No.1 in the UK indie charts with ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite.’, Morrissey has said that this is his favourite Smiths song.

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