Who's Who Reference List ::
Member of White Dice.
AKA Vic Reeves, a comedian who covered versions of Smiths songs in humorous ways, and created the quite brilliant character "Morrissey the Consumer Monkey". He also sang on Morrissey's cover of That's Entertainment.
Director of Andy Warhol's Flesh, from which a still was taken for the cover of The Smiths.
Morrissey, Steven Patrick
Exactly the man you think he is.
In 1982, Moss was the 40-year-old manager of Crazy Face, a clothes shop in Manchester's Chapel Walks. Johnny Marr worked next door at X Clothes. Moss managed The Smiths from autumn 1982 until the end of 1983. Joe Moss managed Manchester band Marion, whose hit single "Sleep" bore an uncanny resemblance to Hand In Glove.
Head of Babylon Books.
Nevin, Mark E.
Wrote the music for several Morrissey songs, notably most (all ?) of Kill Uncle. Formerly of Fairground Attraction.
New York Dolls, The
70's punk band, much admired by Morrissey. Morrissey covered their song Trash on the Kill Uncle tour.
Actor whose line "On this glorious occasion of the splendid defeat" in the film "Cockleshell Heroes" was used in the Morrissey song Maladjusted.
Manchester punk band, briefly had Morrissey as vocalist.
O'Hara, Mary Margaret
Did the eerie vocals on November Spawned A Monster. She released an album called "Miss America".
Drummer on Viva Hate, Bona Drag, and Kill Uncle. As of 1998, he is also known as Raymond Sinclair, the only vaguely funny thing on the UK Radio 1's Morning Show.
Radio DJ who recorded several sessions with The Smiths and gave them their first big radio break. Suddenly died in November 2004.
Opened for Morrissey for part of the 1991 Kill Uncle Tour. Also appears (topless) in the Kill Uncle Tour programme.
The Smiths' record plugger, and later caretaker manager.
The Smiths' producer for a time.
See Moir, Jim.
Worked on Viva Hate, and does solo work as Durutti Column. The Durutti Column album "Vini Reilly" came with a limited seven-inch of I Know Very Well How I Got My Note Wrong.
Morrissey's hotel sign-in name during 1992, and during the 2000 South American tour.
Author of the controversial Smiths biog, "Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance". Morrissey famously claimed to hate the book, despite his help and reviewing of the book, hoping that "Johnny Rogan ends his days very soon in an M3 pile-up".
Bowie's old guitarist. Produced Your Arsenal. Sadly died of cancer in 1994.
Pseudonym Morrissey used when writing notes for Jo Slee; he is the writer of many of the "Carry On ..." films so beloved of Moz.
The Smiths' first record company, headed by Geoff Travis. Originally a record shop, it evolved into the record company, along with related distribution company, The Cartel.
Of course, The Smiths' bassist. Sacked temporarily for problems related to his heroin addiction.
A 5 piece (unsigned) band from Ireland that opened for Morrissey on the European leg of his Oye Esteban Tour. See http://www.sacktheband.com.
60's artist whose career was resurrected when asked to sing on Hand In Glove, which later went on to chart in the Top 30.
See Cunliffe, Grant.
Singer of Siouxsie and the Banshees, and one-time Morrissey collaborator with Interlude.
Helped with the sleeve design for both The Smiths and Morrissey releases. Author of lush, interesting and sadly out-of-print book Peepholism: Into The Art Of Morrissey.
Author of prose classic "By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept", obviously a favourite of Morrissey.
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