Morrissey is an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band The Smiths. He was born Steven Patrick Morrissey on May 22, 1959, in Manchester, England.
Morrissey's early musical influences included the New York Dolls and the Velvet Underground, as well as the poetry of Oscar Wilde and the novels of Jane Austen. In 1982, he formed The Smiths with guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke, and drummer Mike Joyce. The band released a string of critically acclaimed albums, including "The Smiths" (1984), "Meat Is Murder" (1985), and "The Queen Is Dead" (1986), that helped to define the alternative music scene of the 1980s.
After the breakup of The Smiths in 1987, Morrissey embarked on a successful solo career, releasing his first solo album, "Viva Hate", in 1988. Over the next three decades, he continued to release new music, including the albums "Your Arsenal" (1992), "Vauxhall and I" (1994), "Maladjusted" (1997), and "Ringleader of the Tormentors" (2006). He has also been a staunch advocate for animal rights, a cause that has informed much of his music and his public persona.
Morrissey's recording career has been marked by both commercial success and critical acclaim, and he is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in alternative music. He has been nominated for the Mercury Prize and has won numerous other awards and accolades for his work. Despite his reputation as a difficult and sometimes controversial figure, Morrissey remains one of the most revered and respected musicians of his generation.
About Mike Bell:
Mike Bell is a Sussex-based designer who produces Tube / Underground maps of places, ideas, stories, and facts.
Mike Bell's posters are supplied from the UK in a range of standard sizes on sustainably sourced and FSC-certified stock.
These underground lines posters are supplied in a range of A-sizes:-
A3 Poster (29.7 x 42.0 cm / 11.7 x 16.5") A2 Poster (42.0 x 59.4 cm / 16.5 x 23.4") A1 Poster (59.5 x 84.1 cm / 23.4 x 33.1")