Manchester Evening News.
By Emily Heward - 6th October, 2018.
The Smiths photos that got pulled because the NME said they'd 'never be big enough'
This week marks 36 years since their first live gig at Manchester's Ritz.
We spoke to photographer Kevin Cummins about his work with the band.
"At the time they were a breath of fresh air, we'd had a couple of year of New Romantic style bands like Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, much poppier bands who were the kind of thing your kid sister would like," he says.
"Then suddenly The Smiths came along and The Jesus and Mary Chain and they had a lot of presence and influenced a whole generation."
All images © Kevin Cummins.