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Morrissey Central "RW." (April 5, 2020)

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Morrissey Central: "RW." (April 5, 2020)

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Morrissey and Jobriath: Telegraph 01/04/2020

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Lots of interesting Morrissey mentions here: the career and sad early demise of Jobriath, and Morrissey's own personal link to his story. Pasted in full as it's behind a paywall.

David Bowie's arch enemy: the sad, strange saga of Jobriath - The Telegraph
Bowie and Bolan stole his act, and his manager thought he could be bigger than Elvis. Then why did “rock’s truest fairy” die in obscurity?

By Ed Power 1 April 2020 • 10:44am


Jobriath performing on the TV show MIdnight Special, in 1974 Credit: getty

Early in 1992, Morrissey set about organising a tour in support of his latest solo record, Your Arsenal. The album was something of a...

Ricky Gervais, Robbie Williams sing Smiths/Morrissey in live broadcasts

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(originally posted in Strange/unexpected Moz references?)

Ricky Gervais opens a live FB broadcast with The Smiths (very brief):

April 1:

Robbie Williams via an IG live broadcast (March 31) he's calling Coronaoke - he 'sings' Suedehead. Chopped out of the hour long broadcast by myself - it's not really worth the waiting to upload it all to vimeo - so just the relevant part:


Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) covers Everyday Is Like Sunday on his livestream and includes a disclaimer about Moz's "recent politics"

Jean Unsworth, former secretary of the Salford Lads Club passes away at 89

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Katy Perry enjoys pickles and The Smiths

Watch Supergrass cover The Smiths' 'Please Please Please…' with Johnny Marr - NME

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Billy Bragg: There's no way back for Morrissey

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An agency story has appeared on a couple of websites reporting Billy Bragg's apparent further comments on Morrissey's "endorsement of right-wing politics."

Billy Bragg wishes "there was a way back" for Morrissey after his endorsement of far-right politics
Billy Bragg wishes "there was a way back" for Morrissey.

The 62-year-old musician has publicly criticised the 60-year-old singer for his endorsement of far-right politics and he believes the former Smiths frontman has "burned too many bridges" for redemption.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Billy said: "I wish there was a way back for him. As a Smith's fan and as an anti-racist activist, I wish.
"I worry that he may have burned too many bridges, though."
Billy responded to Morrissey's comments in...

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