Born May 30, 1959

Steven Patrick Morrissey, known as Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions. His first solo album, 1988's Viva Hate entered the UK albums chart at number one.… Read More

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1959 Birth Steven Patrick Morrissey was born on 22 May 1959, at Park Hospital, Davyhulme, Lancashire. … Read More
1961 2 Years Old …  He was similarly a keen fan of the playwright Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey, as well as its 1961 film adaptation, which was a kitchen sink drama focusing around working-class life in Salford. … Read More
1964 5 Years Old …  According to a later claim, the first record that he purchased was Marianne Faithfull's 1964 hit "Come and Stay With Me".


1971 12 Years Old During the 1970s he became a keen fan of glam rock, enjoying the work of British acts like T-Rex, David Bowie, and Roxy Music, and in 1971 he attended a T-Rex gig in Manchester.
1973 14 Years Old He was also a fan of American glam performers Sparks, Jobriath, and most significantly The New York Dolls, the latter of whom he discovered after seeing them give a television performance in 1973. … Read More
1976 17 Years Old The relationship between Morrissey's parents was strained, and they ultimately separated in December 1976, with his father moving out of the family home.
1977 18 Years Old Having met the guitarist Billy Duffy in November 1977, Morrissey soon agreed to become the vocalist for Duffy's punk band The Nosebleeds. … Read More


1981 22 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1981, Morrissey had become a close friend of Linder Sterling, the frontwoman of punk-jazz ensemble Ludus; both her lyrics and style of singing would exert an influence on him. … Read More
…  With Johnny Marr he established The Smiths in 1982, soon attracting national recognition for their self-titled debut album. … Read More
1984 - 1986 2 More Events
1988 29 Years Old Morrissey released his first solo album, Viva Hate, in March 1988, eight months after the dissolution of The Smiths. … Read More


…  Morrissey blamed the band's breakup on the lack of a managerial figure - in a 1989 interview with then-teenage fan Tim Samuels. … Read More
1991 - 1996 5 More Events
1997 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Morrissey returned on Island Records in 1997 with the single "Alma Matters" and album Maladjusted. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old In 1998, Uncut reported that Morrissey no longer had a record deal.


1999 - 2003 4 More Events
Morrissey's seventh album, You Are the Quarry, was released in 2004, peaking at number two on the UK album chart and number 11 on the Billboard album chart in the United States. … Read More
2005 - 2006 3 More Events
In January 2007, the BBC said that it was in talks with Morrissey for him to write a song for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest. … Read More
On 30 May 2008, it was announced that Morrissey's ninth studio album, Years of Refusal, would be produced by Jerry Finn. … Read More


2009 50 Years Old Throughout 2009 Morrissey toured to promote the album. … Read More
In April 2011, EMI issued a new compilation, Very Best of Morrissey, whose track list and artwork were chosen by Morrissey. … Read More
2012 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Morrissey's 2012 tour started in South America and continued through Asia and North America. … Read More
In late January 2013, following hospital treatment Morrissey was diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and the several engagements were re-scheduled. … Read More
In January 2014, The Guardian reported that Morrissey was writing his debut novel. … Read More
In March 2015, Morrissey released "Kiss Me a Lot" as the fifth single from World Peace Is None of Your Business as a digital download. … Read More
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