RHINO: Happy Birthday: Andy Rourke (January 17/2020)

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RHINO: Happy Birthday: Andy Rourke

Today we celebrate the birthday of one Andrew Michael Rourke, better known to most music fans as Andy Rourke, bassist for The Smiths. Of course, he’s continued to perform well beyond the existence of the band that first brought him fame, but if you’re not as readily familiar with his non-Smiths credits, well, we’re here to change that. In addition to putting together a playlist which features both Smiths songs and other people’s tunes on which he can be found (Sinead O’Connor, The Pretenders, and several of Morrissey’s solo singles), we’ve also spotlighted a six-pack’s worth of songs from throughout his career.

Oh, and before you dive into the music, we should also mention that Andy popped by Rhino HQ not so very long ago and picked some of his favorite records. We’ll be bringing you video of the visit in the very near future, but for now... READ ON!

https://www.rhino.com/article/happy-birthday-andy-rourke-0
 
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