Is Morrissey's father still alive?

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Vulgarian
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I believe Peter is alive and kicking.
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Peppermint

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Such good-looking parents. He's so like his dad that it's weird to see him sitting there, relaxed and laughing, in a very un-Morrissey pose. Interesting also the way he's surrounded by images of Elvis - perhaps this is where his son began his lifelong fascination with iconography.
 

joe frady

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~ Camden Son, c.1994, by The Lodger, smiling, for the record

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AztecCamera

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Reckon The California Son also inherited his love of basketball. Elvis and basketball. Don't get anymore American than that mate in n nnn nn nn nnnn nnn n n din't n n nn it.

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AztecCamera

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I reckon Steve and his pops shootin' backyard hoops in the San Fernando Valley while listening to Elvis. Reckon sounds like a Norman Rockwell painting da ya knaw whatta mean din't in n nnn n it m8. I reckon if Steve was calling himself "The California Son" already back then.
 
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Amy

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I know it's private and all that, but the relationship with his father really intrigues me. What caused a rift? Are they closer now?
 

joe frady

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I know it's private and all that, but the relationship with his father really intrigues me. What caused a rift? Are they closer now?

He never forgave him for "Golden Lights"...

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I know it's private and all that, but the relationship with his father really intrigues me. What caused a rift? Are they closer now?

In his Desert Island Discs interview Morrissey said that his father thought he was a bit of a lunatic when he was a teenager and that this was the great separating point between them.
 

Peppermint

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I know it's private and all that, but the relationship with his father really intrigues me. What caused a rift? Are they closer now?
Yes, me too. It's my guess that his straightforward, manly father struggled with the fact that he wasn't more... straightforwardly manly.
 

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Well, he's seemingly ok with things enough to turn up at the RAH in 2002 to see his son play.
I think there was a more recent concert attendance, but can't find it to quote.
I've seen Kewpie reference a rumour / NME gossip column info re: turning up drunk at a Smiths gig then in the early 90's ringing an Irish radio station demanding they play his son's record.
I can't find much about those events either though.
Regards,
FWD.
 

Ketamine Sun

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Well, he's seemingly ok with things enough to turn up at the RAH in 2002 to see his son play.
I think there was a more recent concert attendance, but can't find it to quote.
I've seen Kewpie reference a rumour / NME gossip column info re: turning up drunk at a Smiths gig then in the early 90's ringing an Irish radio station demanding they play his son's record.
I can't find much about those events either though.
Regards,
FWD.

I’m sure he’s proud of his sons success. And with time there usually can be a kind of acceptance of differences between parents and their offspring. But underneath it all... the damage is done.

And what a beautiful damage....

 
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