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Morrissey & his sis Jacqueline - photograph at true-to-you.net
posted by davidt on Friday December 31 2010, @11:00AM

jacquilove writes:
I have just viewed- via TRUE TO YOU, a really beautiful photograph of Morrissey as a child with his sissie Jacqueline. A really "Manchester" pic, they look so forced to pose but happy with each other?

Photograph of Morrissey and his sister Jacqueline - true-to-you.net

Morrissey aged 5, and his sister Jacqueline aged 6, at Albert Square in Old Trafford, Manchester, 1965.

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Nicky Wire claims that Morrissey likes the sleeve of Manic Street Preachers' "Postcard From A Young
posted by davidt on Friday December 31 2010, @11:00AM

Kewpie sends the link to the post in the forums by Librarian On Fire (via Morrissey reddit):

Morrissey likes the album cover of the Manics album

I'm not too sure if this has been posted or not. In Q January 2011 there is a little brief quote from Nicky Wire discussing the photograph of Tim Roth used on the album cover on the band's 2010 release "Postcards From A Young Man", Nicky says "I head that Morrissey likes the cover". Where did Nicky hear that from? Good album too.


Link to album cover posted by CrystalGeezer in the thread.
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French singer mentions Morrissey
posted by davidt on Friday December 31 2010, @11:00AM

dirteerephlex writes:
French singer Benjamin Biolay mentioned Morrissey in a TV broadcast on channel France 4. Questionned on song "La superbe" for which he recieved an award, Benjamin Biolay said he used chords to sound as they do "on Morrissey's records". The award he got was given by la Sacem which is the organisation that deals with copyrights for artists in France.

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Record Collector (Jan. 2011) features Smiths memorabilia guide - out now
posted by davidt on Wednesday December 29 2010, @12:00PM

The January 2011 Record Collector with the Smiths on the cover is out now, details in the forum thread started by ALLIE WALLS:

Smiths Article in Record Collector Jan 2011
Scan from Uncleskinny:

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Peter Hook on Morrissey
posted by davidt on Wednesday December 29 2010, @12:00PM

davdavon writes:
Peter Hook was interviewed by Einav Schiff for Israeli news portal Walla! and shared his thoughts on Morrissey.

Link to original interview (in Hebrew) - e.walla.co.il.

My rough translation of the Morrissey-related parts:

ES: There were other musicians in Manchester that weren't part of your scene, that you didn't really like. Morrissey, for example.

PH: Morrissey is just a very difficult person. Being in a band is a very competitive thing and you always fight for your place against a rival band. And as New Order, the Smiths were our biggest rivals. I do admire his talent and you must be stupid to think that he's not a great musician, but he's simply a jerk and he says that I'm a jerk, so we're in agreement.

ES: What do you think that he thought about Ian Curtis?

PH: Ian inspired him, I'm sure of that. Rob Gretton, may he rest in peace, told me that Morrissey was jealous of Ian.

ES: For his talent?

PH: No. Morrissey was jealous of Ian because he didn't have the guts to kill himself like Ian did.

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Boz Boorer performs Morrissey songs in London
posted by davidt on Wednesday December 29 2010, @12:00PM

FatGayVegan writes:
Boz Boorer performed in London (Dec. 28) and threw in a couple of Morrissey songs for good measure.

The evening was billed as Boz Boorer's Xmas Party and took place at the Alliance public house in North London. Boz played a few short sets with his special guests and delighted hardcore Moz fans with two covers.

The Morrissey songs he performed were Jack the Ripper and Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself. These were done simply and beautifully with just Boz on guitar and vocals.

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Morrissey / New York Dolls featured on Gibson's website
posted by davidt on Wednesday December 29 2010, @12:00PM

This Charming Ben writes:
Morrissey's love of the New York Dolls was the subject of a small story on Gibson's website and their email newsletter:

This Day in Music Spotlight: Morrissey Loves the New York Dolls - Gibson
DECEMBER 27, 1975

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