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Morrissey/The Smiths tribute band SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGANS will be presenting their annual Morrissey Birthday performances at these West Coast venues. Listen to "Breakfast with The Smiths: The World of Morrissey" Sundays at 9am pacific on http://www.Indie1031.com for a chance to win tickets

Friday May 20th
THE UPTOWN NIGHTCLUB
1928 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland CA 94612
http://tktwb.tw/520bday

Saturday May 21st
THE BLANK CLUB
44 S. Almaden
San Jose CA 95113
http://tktwb.tw/521bday

Sunday May 22
THE HOUSE OF BLUES SUNSET STRIP
8430 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
http://bit.ly/522bday...
shoplifterromo writes:

For nearly a decade, Club Dedo, 204 Rio Grande, El Paso, Texas, has proudly celebrated Morrissey's birthday. This year's fiesta will happen Thurs., May 19th, from 9pm-2am. No cover, drink specials, and plenty of Moz/Smiths originals and covers, Britpop, 60's girl groups, Motown and Rockabilly. 21+ only!​

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Des writes:

Annual Morrissey B-day Bash info @ Pyramid Club, Thurs. May 19, 2011.
It is a night for fans in NYC to celebrate the music of Morrissey & The Smiths.​

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On the billetnet.dk Morrissey ticket page and also on the printed tickets is the below image.

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Update (May 12, 2011 7:30AM PT ):

Info on photo posted in the comments:

orlando:
I think its Anthony Franciosa - he was a tv and film actor - most famous in the 1960s but he also starred in Argento's Tenebrae

anonymous:
It is. in "Senilita", 1962.

Link to stock image from Dave2006.
An article from the Quietus asking Wilder about his 13 favourite records, and how they shaped his work in post-Depeche Mode project Recoil

Alan Wilder Of Recoil & Depeche Mode's 13 Favourite LPs - The Quietus

Excerpt:

Wilder’s reasons for his choice of Morrissey's You Are The Quarry are also interesting – he's not a fan of Steven Patrick's music, but says he feels as a lyricist he'll only be regarded after he's gone. And, indeed, he’d love to get him onboard for a Recoil track.

...Morrissey - You Are The Quarry
Steven Morrissey is simply one of our most underrated writers or poets who, I believe, will only be fully recognised posthumously. Morrissey has quite a lot of detractors, even now. There's plenty of admirers out there, of course, but he's a love-to-hate character. He rubs people up the wrong way occasionally, and those things tend to overlook what he's most...
I hadn't heard of them until pointed in their direction by a Facebook link.

Anyway, the PS22 Chorus have done a great cover version of Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want. It's on their Blogspot page, but the Youtube link is as follows:





From the blogspot post:

On a whim at rehearsal today, I decided to try this song (one of my favorite songs from high school) on the PS22 Chorus, and what a perfect fit! This is "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" by The Smiths!

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UK dates - true-to-you.net
7 May 2011

Morrissey will play the following UK concerts:

Tuesday 5 July STOKE Victoria Hall
Thursday 7 July LEEDS Academy
Friday 8 July MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall

Please see venue websites for ticket availability.

Opening at Stoke will be ALL THE YOUNG, opening at Leeds will be THE HEARTBREAKS, opening at Middlesbrough will be KRISTEEN YOUNG.

Morrissey's band for all 2011 dates are Boz Boorer, Jesse Tobias, Solomon Walker, Matt Walker and Gustavo Manzur.
An anonymous person writes:

Check out Josh Caterer of Smoking Popes and Nina Diaz of Girl In A Coma covering Please Please Please last night at Webster Hall studio..they are on tour together. It was an amazing show! The video is at facebook.com/girlinacoma.​