About this book
A biography of one of the greatest British bands of all time, The Smiths, 30 years after their formation. The product of extensive research, hundreds of interviews and a lifetime's obsession, it's written by prominent music journalist Fletcher, who worked with the group and conducted the first ever TV interview with Morrissey.
The Smiths - Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce - were four working-class youths who came together, by fate or chance, in Manchester in the early 1980s. Their sound was both traditional and radically different, a music that spoke to a generation, and defied the dark socio-economic mood of the Thatcher years.