5/22/1959, Manchester, England

Birth Name

Steven Patrick Morrissey


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Former lead singer of the hugely influential The Smiths and a successful solo artist since 1988. Author of fan books about the New York Dolls and James Dean.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In February 2006, Morrissey said he had been interviewed by the FBI and by British intelligence after having spoken out against the American and British governments.

    • Morrissey has severely criticized: Madonna, David Bowie and George Michael, The Cure's Robert Smith (who was quoted as saying, "If Morrissey says don't eat meat, then I'll eat meat, because I hate Morrissey"). Morrissey also once openly wished that "Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance" author Johnny Rogan "ends his days very soon in an M3 pile-up".

    • In 1992, Morrissey's album Your Arsenal earned a Grammy nomination for best alternative rock album.

    • David Bowie was a great influence on Morrissey, who in turn covered Morrissey's "I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday."

  • Quotes

    • Morrissey: I normally live in Los Angeles, if you can call it normal living.

    • Morrissey: I do think it's possible to go through life and never fall in love, or find someone who loves you.

    • Morrissey: When I'm lying in my bed I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.