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'Getting To Know Alain Whyte" interview with Darin Vega - January 5, 2020:

Morrissey Central: Mozza Reaches No 1

It's Over got to number 1 on vinyl charts. From Morrissey Central:

"Official UK Vinyl Charts has Morrissey's "It's Over" single at number 1. Morrissey is reportedly "delighted and thankful beyond words.""

DAVID BOWIE / MORRISSEY 1991 Duet Concert Tambourine 100% AUTHENTIC 1st RARE - eBay

10% of the sale of this item will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children

David Bowie / Morrissey 1991 “Cosmic Dancer” Duet Concert Tambourine
PLAYED and SIGNED by both Bowie and Morrissey.
Rare show piece with excellent provenance.
A piece of Rock-and-Roll history.
Only tambourine played onstage during the surprise duet.
Original, Vintage Condition.
Performance: June 2, 1991 @ Great Western Forum Los Angeles, California
Played during rendition of T.Rex’s “Cosmic Dancer.”
Tambourine marks the 1st live performance between Bowie and Morrissey.
Protective locking case included.
Serious collectors only!...
Far Out Magazine - Jack Whatley (January 2, 2020)

The Story Behind The Song:
The Smiths lay strong foundations on ‘This Charming Man’


"The story goes that The Smiths were enjoying a two-week break from the road which led to Morrissey sitting down in front of his television ready to take in some of Britain’s finest programming. He happened to land upon the late night showing on BBC1 of the 1972 film Sleuth. The film starred the acclaimed pairing of Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine and it was an exchange between the two which would spark the wheels of the song in motion."

A look at some formative factors around the song.
A new channel popped up yesterday with a premiere for a demo of these things take time I asume to be the Troy Tate version because of the length

Added by joe frady:

They are pretty ropey, but then history often is.

"Slowly degrading in a box since 82/83"...well, haven't we all?

So, Mr Demos is 'premiering' "These Things Take Time" on the 1st of June 2020...

Birthday Gift from Joyce, Michael...?

Related item:
Since the UK vinyl singles chart seems to be so important to Morrissey, here's a list of the best-selling singles (and albums) released last year. Wedding Bell Blues is at #11 and Lover-To-Be at #30. Plus there are even some other songs first released in 2019 here! Curiously though California Son is nowhere to be seen at the album #40 -- it might be because some real people might actually buy vinyl albums.
I'm actually surprised that they haven't photoshopped product into these photographs:

Norma Tanega, died December 29, 2019.

Kenny Lynch, died December 18, 2019.

Morrissey Central January 3