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My favourite music venue - The Guardian

Just like fans, musicians have their special places – ones they grew up with, ones important to their careers or ones with rich heritage. Johnny Marr, Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts, Roots Manuva and Anna Calvi celebrate the gig spaces they love

An anonymous person writes:

Morrissey made a brief appearance in this week new episode of The Cleveland Show in america. Season 3 Episode 9.

Also, "Up all Night" Season 1 Episode 2 - "Cool Neighbors"... Morrissey was mentioned 1 or 2 times.
I have just uploaded this rarely seen footage of The Smiths on tour.
It was filmed at the Sheffield City Hall on 19th March 1984 and includes several minutes of backstage footage.
The quality is not brilliant but it is still very watchable.

As ever, those who have seen this before please feel free to ignore this post.
Those who haven't, I hope you enjoy watching these clips.
Brendan sends the link:

Long Live The Smiths' 'Complete Works' - NPR

Jan. 25, 2012
Fresh Air from WHYY [8 min 35 sec] (download / stream)
Kenneth Stavitzke writes:

Recently, The Cranberries showcased The Smiths' "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" in promotion of the forthcoming album, Roses. I have a link to share. Their rendition of this classic Smiths song is brilliant and compelling.

SESSION ACOUSTIQUE OUIFM - The Cranberries - La Reprise by radioouifm - DailyMotion

Revivez le passage des Cranberries chez OuiFM avec leur reprise de "There's A Light That Never Goes Out" des Smiths !

Link posted by an anonymous person:

South America -
24 January 2012

24 (Friday) CHILE, Vina del Mar Festival
26 (Sunday) SANTIAGO, Chile : Movistar Arena
28 (Tuesday) MENDOZA, Argentina : M Arena

1 (Thursday) CORDOBA, Argentina : Orfeo Arena
3 (Saturday) ROSARIO, Argentina : Metropolitano
4 (Sunday) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina : Geba
7 (Wednesday) PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil : Pepsi On Stage
9 (Friday) RIO, Brazil : Fundicao Progresso
11 (Sunday) SAO PAULO, Brazil : Espaco das Americas
14 (Wednesday) LIMA, Peru : Jockey Club
17 (Saturday) BOGOTA, Colombia : Metropol

Kristeen Young will open at all dates except the Vina del Mar Festival.
Tickets should be available for all dates immediately.
Beady Eye, Radiohead, Morrissey score best selling vinyl singles of 2011 -

Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane also shifted a lot of vinyl in 2011


The Top 10 selling vinyl singles of 2011 were as follows:

1. Beady Eye - 'The Roller'
2. Beady Eye - 'Millionaire'
3. Morrissey - 'Glamorous Glue'
4. Beady Eye - 'The Beat Goes On'
5. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'The Death Of You And Me'
6. Arctic Monkeys - 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair'
7. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - '...A.K.A What A Life'
8. Beady Eye - 'Four Letter Word'
9. Miles Kane - 'Come Closer'
10. Manic Street Preachers - 'Postcards From A Young Man

News is also at Link posted by Ms Valerie Gina.
The Guardian has a little article where Andy and Mike reminisce about the early days of the band.

How we made: Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce on the Smiths' first gig - The Guardian
'Morrissey was yodelling with his legs in the air. There was shock in the front row'

Interviews by Dave Simpson