The Smiths (Andy Rourke; Morrissey; Johnny Marr; Mike Joyce)

1 portrait by Stephen Wright

The Smiths (Andy Rourke; Morrissey; Johnny Marr; Mike Joyce), by Stephen Wright, 1985 - NPG x127392 - © Stephen Wright /

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The Smiths (Andy Rourke; Morrissey; Johnny Marr; Mike Joyce)

by Stephen Wright
resin print, 1985
18 3/4 in. x 15 3/4 in. (477 mm x 400 mm)
Given by Stephen Wright in memory of the photographer's father Colin Wright
Photographs Collection
NPG x127392

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  • Mike Joyce (1963-), Musician; drummer for The Smiths. Sitter in 5 portraits.
  • Johnny Marr (1963-), Musician; member of The Smiths. Sitter in 5 portraits.
  • Morrissey (Steven Patrick Morrissey) (1959-), Musician and singer and songwriter for 'The Smiths'. Sitter in 9 portraits.
  • Andy Rourke (1963-), Musician; member of The Smiths. Sitter in 5 portraits.

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Current affairs

55 people die in the Manchester air disaster when a British Airtours Boeing 737 bursts into flames after an aborted takeoff at Manchester International Airport.

Art and science

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure organise Live Aid, a rock concert in London and Philadelphia, to raise funds for famine relief. The biggest names in popular music, including Paul McCartney, Queen, Status Quo, The Police, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, U2, The Who, and Led Zeppelin, performed to a TV audience of 1.5 billion.
The British Antarctic Survey discovers a hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica.


Reformer Mikhail Gorbachev comes to power as first secretary of the Soviet Communist party. He calls for 'glasnost' (openness) in Soviet life, and pursues a policy of 'perestroika' (reconstruction).
French intelligence operatives sabotage Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace vessel. The ship was leading a protest against French nuclear testing in New Zealand when it was bombed and sunk, killing one of the twelve on board.

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