Various people have kindly contributed pictures from Smash Hits over the years to this site and a lot of those images are now dead and gone when looking in the archive here.
Similarly, with the demise of morrisseyscans.com (as used by PJLM), I thought putting them all together would make sense.
Luckily, kind souls on the internet had already done the hard work of collecting and scanning the magazines which just left going through them all to find relevant articles et al.
This has involved going through 174 magazines page by page but should not be viewed as exhaustive - some text references may have been missed simply due to not having the time to read every letter or article that may involve said. I do believe this to be the bulk of the articles and pictures though (half of 1988 is still being scanned weekly and will be updated here as more becomes available).
If there's anything I've missed - please PM me and I will track it down and include it asap.
So huge thanks, admiration & kudos to Shane and Brian.
Without their hard work, attention to detail and the kindness to share this wouldn't be at all possible.
For Smash Hits '81-'88 (and Number One Magazine scans) please see this brilliant archive:
For even earlier Smash Hits from '78-'81 (which are definitely worth a view), please see this excellent scan site for more nostalgia overload:
Like Punk Never Happened - Brian McCloskey's Smash Hits archive:
A huge thanks also to davidt who was kind enough to assist me with problematic parts of large files, gallery codes, thumbnail mechanics, testing and advice - this wouldn't be possible without his flexibility and willingness to help.
Here are all the photos/articles in a zip file for those who prefer:
I think a lot of this has been seen, but it is all together now for posterity - enjoy.
The following galleries are a collation of Morrissey/The Smiths appearances in Smash Hits Magazine from 1983-1988.