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(1959-), Musician and singer and songwriter for 'The Smiths'

Morrissey (Steven Patrick Morrissey)

Sitter in 9 portraits
Lead Singer and lyricist, Morrissey was the inspiration with guitarist Johnny Marr, of The Smiths until embarking on a solo career in 1987. His debut solo album Viva Hate, including the single Suedehead, entered the UK charts at No. I in March 1988. No attempt to re-enter the world of popular music has been better received until Irish Blood, English Heart, his first release from his hugely successful solo album You Are The Quarry (2004), marking a dramatic return for the darkly -romantic and politically anarchistic singer-songwriter.

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Morrissey, by Eric Watson - NPG x88050


by Eric Watson
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1985
NPG x88050

Morrissey, by Alistair Morrison - NPG x36496


by Alistair Morrison
bromide print, August 1987
NPG x36496

Morrissey, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x76320


by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, January 1989
NPG x76320

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Andy Rourke; Johnny Marr; Mike Joyce; Morrissey

by Kevin Cummins
bromide print, 7 September 1983
NPG x88056

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Mike Joyce; Andy Rourke; Morrissey; Johnny Marr

by Eric Watson
print, 24 January 1984
NPG x87620

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by Nick Knight
bromide fibre print, 1985
NPG x26092


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