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[[Category:Influences on Morrissey - Film and Television]]
[[Category:Influences on Morrissey - Music]]
[[File:The Old Grey Whistle Test.jpg | 200px | right | thumb |The Old Grey Whistle Test]]
== Relevance ==
The Smiths appeared on the show: February 12, 1985.<br>
Morrissey mentions the show in [[Mention::Autobiography]]:
"With relief, I catch the [[Mention::New York Dolls|Dolls]] on their now-famous Old Grey Whistle Test television appearance, and whereas both of my parents watch unimpressed, pride and joy electrify my body as the revenge motif dates every other modern pop artist in an instant."
"When the Old Grey Whistle Test includes a Smiths ‘video’ in their phone-in popularity contest, the Smiths shrink against the titanic bands of the day.
‘Of course you won’t win,’ smiles [[Mention::Geoff Travis|Geoff]], ever hopeful. When it is eventually announced that the Smiths have won, Geoff climbs back into his pen, saying nothing."
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