Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd
1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987),
Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which
time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different
Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his
songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne
Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and
Christy Moore, amongst others.
An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second
greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to
Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest
northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In
2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv.
It has been said "Most pop stars have to be dead before they
reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his