The Smiths , one of the most popular and critically acclaimed English bands of the s. The original members were lead singer Morrissey original name Steven Patrick Morrissey; b. October 31, , Manchester , bassist Andy Rourke b. June 1, , Manchester.
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The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in Consisting of vocalist Morrissey , guitarist Johnny Marr , bassist Andy Rourke , and drummer Mike Joyce , critics consider the band one of the most important to emerge from the British independent music scene of the s. Internal tensions led to their break up in and subsequent offers to reunite have been refused. Based on the songwriting partnership of Morrissey and Marr, the Smiths' focus on a guitar, bass, and drum sound, and fusion of s rock and post-punk , were a rejection of the synthesiser -based dance-pop of the time.
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