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Morrissey



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Hometown: Manchester (UK)

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Steven Patrick Morrissey (born May 22, 1959) is a singer and songwriter from Stretford, Manchester, England. He rose to prominence as the vocalist of the highly influential British group The Smiths. When the band broke up in 1987, Morrissey began a successful solo career and has had the distinction of charting top ten British singles in three separate decades.

Morrissey is often noted as one of the key pop lyricists of his generation, with many subsequent bands hailing his influence. Detractors usually describe his work as depressing, while fans point to the sardonic humour and acidic wit which underpins his songs' frequent references to alienation and failed love.

He does not shy from controversy in his songs, with themes including; child murder, gang violence, domestic violence, prostitution, racism, drug use, homosexuality, assassination, political protest, anti–religion, and terrorism. A celebration of the outsider is a constant theme in his work. He has been stereotyped as appealing to shy teenagers, and his work has been said to glorify working–class criminality.

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MorrisseyWorld Peace Is None Of Your Business

Morrissey

World Peace Is None Of Your Business

July 15, 2014

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