Rock Singer

Steven Patrick Morrissey, known professionally as Morrissey, is an English singer and songwriter. He came to prominence as the frontman and lyricist of rock band the Smiths, who were active from 1982 to 1987. Since then, he has pursued a successful solo career.

Full Name
May 22, 1959
5′ 11″
Net Worth


Steven Patrick Morrissey, commonly known as Morrissey, was born May 22, 1959 in Davyhulme, England. He is an English singer-songwriter and author who rose to prominence in the 1980s with his alternative rock band The Smiths. He has since achieved solo success and is considered one of the most influential figures within the indie music scene.

Morrissey grew up in a working-class family with Irish Catholic roots in Manchester, England. At 17 he became a fan of punk rock music and developed an interest in writing lyrics for songs. In 1982 he formed the Smiths with Johnny Marr as lead guitarist, Andy Rourke as bassist, and Mike Joyce as drummer. The band released four studio albums between 1984 and 1987 before disbanding in 1988. 

As a solo artist, Morrissey has released 11 studio albums since 1988. His first album Viva Hate peaked at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart and reached number 12 on the Billboard 200 chart in America. Throughout his career he has been nominated for five Grammy Awards and has earned two Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist. He is also well known for his activism related to animal rights, LGBT rights and anti-establishment causes throughout his career.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1959</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Morrissey is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 22, 1959, Steven Patrick Morrissey is born in Manchester, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Writing Songs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At age 13, Morrissey begins writing songs and lyrics for his first band, The Cramps.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms The Smiths</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morrissey forms the band The Smiths with Johnny Marr.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Smiths Reach Commercial Success</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Smiths release their third studio album, The Queen Is Dead, which reaches number two in the UK Album Chart. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Smiths Disband</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Smiths disband due to internal tensions and creative differences between Morrissey and Marr.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1988</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Solo Career Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morrissey releases his first solo album, Viva Hate, which goes on to become a commercial success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Morrissey Receives Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morrissey is honored at the 2019 NME Awards with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Passionate Lyrics</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Morrissey's lyrics are passionate, honest, and deeply personal. He has a unique way of expressing himself that resonates with the listener and makes them feel understood. His lyrics have made him an icon in the world of music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Larger Than Life Performance</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Morrissey puts on an incredible show every time he takes the stage. He brings energy and life to his performances, making them captivating and memorable. He is a true master when it comes to performing live.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Impact On Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Morrissey has had a huge impact on the music industry. He has been credited as being one of the pioneers of alternative rock and indie music, and his influence can be heard in many other genres today. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Morrissey Was an Animal Rights Activist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Morrissey was an active animal rights activist who supported organizations such as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). He also wrote a book about his views on animal rights titled, "Animal Liberation".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Morrissey Has Been Vegan Since His Teens</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Morrissey has been vegan since his teens and is a passionate advocate for vegetarianism. He even has his own vegan cookbook, The Morrissey Cookbook.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Morrissey Wrote Two Books of Autobiography</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Morrissey wrote two books of autobiography, titled "Autobiography" and "List of the Lost". Both were published in 2013 and 2014 respectively.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Morrissey Made a Cameo Appearance in a Film</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Morrissey made a cameo appearance in the 2004 film "Bollywood Queen". He appears as himself in a dream sequence where he sings to the main character, played by actress Freida Pinto.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Morrissey Has His Own Record Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Morrissey started his own record label, Attack Records, in 2007. He released four albums through the label before it closed in 2010.</p></div>


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