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Steven Patrick Morrissey says Morrissey [ m Ɒ R ɪ s i ː ] , sometimes abbreviated as "Moz", is a British singer born on May 22, 1959.

He was the singer and author of the Smiths with guitar Johnny Marr. When the band split in 1987, he began a solo career. It reaches the UK the top 10 singles.

Morrissey was born at the Park Hospital, now known as Trafford General Hospital, Davyhulme, Lancashire, May 22, 1959, of Irish Catholic immigrant parents. His father, Peter Morrissey, worked in a hospital while his mother, Elizabeth Dwyer, was a librarian. His parents emigrated to England just before the birth of Morrissey and he was raised with his older sister Jackie at Harper Street in Hulme, Manchester. In 1965, the family moved to Queens Square in Hulme near Moss Side. They relocated in 1969 to 384 Kings Road in the healthier suburb of Stretford, when a large number of old terraced streets were demolished. Morrissey maintained a strong attachment to his mother throughout his life; relationships with his father have been narrowed over the years to finally become almost nonexistent.

As a child, Morrissey developed an interest in 1960s girl bands and singers such as Sandie Shaw, Marianne Faithfull and Timi Yuro. He was also interested in the kitchen sink style of television games from the late 1950s and early 1960s, to actor James Dean or writers Oscar Wilde and Shelagh Delaney. The Moors Murders, the name given to a series of rapes and assassinations perpetrated by a couple in the early 1960s on children and teenagers in Manchester, had a major impact on him. He recalls these memories in 1982 in the song Suffer Little Children.

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