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Punk artist Linder on shaking up Chatsworth: 'It's an odd thing, falling in love with a house' - The Telegraph

It's a 'Premium' article (ie behind a paywall) so I'm pasting the whole thing here.

Morrissey-related excerpt:
"Kind, curious, with something of the sprite about her befitting her interest in witchcraft, she was born Linda Mulvey, before recreating herself during her years on the Manchester art scene. It was here that she began her 40-plus-year friendship with Morrissey, inspiring his song Cemetery Gates. She saw him play at the London Palladium the weekend before we meet, and tells me: “We’re experts in bearing witness for each other,” comparing his performance to Sinatra with stage invasions."

Linder Sterling is the stately home's first artist in residence...
Morrissey to appear soon on this series of live on the studio with Mexican host Alejandro Franco from Mexico City .
You heard it here first at Morrissey-solo.

Link posted by Famous when dead:


March 23rd with Alejandro Franco.

Rough Translation:

On Friday, March 23, TNT Series presents the special recorded with Morrissey within the SesioneS program with Alejandro Franco . Relive the full season in April starting on March 30. RHYE March 16 Rhye releases her long awaited new studio album, Blood, the second one in her discography, which was released this year and, as happened with her debut, seeks to put...
UPDATE Mar. 15:

Video link posted by Gaetano:

Links posted by Famous when dead:

Morrissey's 'Viva Hate' Turns 30: How His Solo Debut Predicted His Post-Smiths Career - Billboard
by Kenneth Partridge 14th March, 2018.


"In his days as the headstrong, enigmatic lead singer of The Smiths, the most important U.K. guitar band of the ‘80s, Morrissey wasn't itching to go solo. Why would he? The band was defined by his peculiar psychology—narcissism tempered by self-effacement topped with a wicked sense of humor—and driven by a genius guitarist, Johnny Marr, with no desire for the spotlight. It was a nice arrangement.

When Marr left The Smiths in 1987, ending the group’s run after four brilliant albums, Morrissey felt bewildered and betrayed. “The split is our final loss of innocence,” Moz writes in Autobiography, the 2013 memoir that reveals little about what actually what actually broke up indie’s Leiber and Stoller. To make matter worse,...
Link posted by Famous when dead in the Alexandra Palace post-show thread (original post):

Morrissey BANNED staff at Alexandra Palace gig from wearing leather or fur -
HE'S BEEN known to walk off stage in protest because meat was being cooked in the vicinity and it seems Morrissey hasn't mellowed with age and softened his stance towards meat eaters, or even wearers of animal products!

PUBLISHED: 11:33, Mon, Mar 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 12:02, Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Sources at his London gig at Alexandra Palace on Friday told us staff weren't permitted to wear leather on direct orders from the former Smiths...
Ken Dodd, what a career he had, carrying on virtually right to the end. He married his partner of 40 years just 2 days ago.

(originally posted in the Book of Condolence Thread)

Posted by Famous when dead:

Morrissey - 3rd of March, 1984


Obituary: Sir Ken Dodd - BBC News
12 March 2018
His swept-up hair, protruding teeth and expression of lunatic bewilderment made Sir Ken Dodd one of Britain's most recognisable entertainers.
I wish all music magazines/newspapers would archive things for us to reminisce over.
Here is Number One Magazine from 30 years ago today (12, March 1988) which gives a little musical snap shot of the more 'pop' side of things (with an indie lean) 45p!!!
I'd urge anyone interested in music of the 80's to dig through all these issues. The classifieds & adverts are a nostalgia overload :)


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Full magazine page scans here:

I bought this magazine a few times myself - simply for the Morrissey bits.


Turns out Shane is a very busy guy and has a vast archive of complete Number One Magazine in a digital format. I haven't the time to go through every one as there's so many, but I'm sure Moz features in others:

Is How Soon Is Now The Best Smiths Song? - Radio X

"Morrissey has a bad night out on this epic Smiths song, which saw Johnny Marr’s guitar virtuosity take centre stage. Since its release in the summer of 1984, the song has become a rallying cry for the lonely and awkward, its depiction of a social misfit at odds with the trendies and cool kids becoming an iconic moment in its own right. But for what was to become one of the most famous Smiths songs of all - and quite possibly a contender for the band’s very best recording - the track had something of an inauspicious beginning."

An article with video links to all the material that inspired the creation of the song.