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This is a list of Morrissey's personal statistics and answers to some interesting questions. Most of the information here came from an article in Star Hits back in 1986, and a questionnaire in Q magazine in January, 1995. Some information was also obtained from Morrissey - Landscapes of the Mind and Morrissey - In His Own Words.

Full name:
Steven Patrick Morrissey

May 22, 1959 - Manchester, England in Davyhulme Park Hospital

Eye color:
['Morrissey - In His Own Words' November 1984 - "Without glasses or contact lenses, I'm paralyzed. Being immersed in books for years and years, your eyes deteriorate. By the time I was 14, I couldn't see. I've acquired contact lenses in the past few months, they've been a strange rebirth for me. Now I think everybody should wear them, whether they need them or not."]

Hair color:
Dark brown, nearly black

Just short of 6' (so I'm told)

(1977) a clerk for Inland Revenue
(Nov., 1977) co-songwriter for The Nosebleeds
(1978) a record store in Manchester
(1980) a hospital porter
(1983-1987) singer and songwriter for The Smiths
(1987-present) solo singer and songwriter

Best friend:
Linder Sterling (Linda Mulvey)

Schools attended:
St.Mary's Secondary Modern Stretford, Manchester
St.Wilfrid's Junior School Hulme, Manchester

Favorite subjects:
English and sports (track)

Cruelest teacher:
Secondary school headmaster, Mr.Morgan

Favorite hat:

Have you ever been camping in the great outdoors?
Yes, many times. As an adolescent I was often discovered under canvas.

Most memorable Christmas:
Christmas poses the biggest threat to the family fabric. the best we can hope for from this dull period is that it passes swiftly.

What nasty habits would you like to change?
I'm far too generous.

Did you ever have long hair?
Long hair is an unpardonable offense which should be punishable by death.

Do you own a suit?

Do you own a leather jacket?

What color are your bedroom walls?

What hangs on them?
A myriad of Morrissey portraits, what else?

What is your beverage order?
Sugarless tea

Favorite vegetarian recipe:
Vegetarian cheese

Exercise routine:
Seizing the mail from the postman.

Athletic endeavor:

Worst bout of stage fright:
I've never experienced stage fright.

Most irrational fear:

How would you spend a rainy day?

Describe your first kiss:
Duty-bound and tiresome.

Do you own a T.V. set?
My television set is my kidney machine.

Preferred viewing:
Pre-70's British films.

If you organized a Band-aid type event, what cause would you choose?

The biggest lie I ever told is...
...still working to good effect, so...

Two cats - Tibby (23 human years old) and Noname (8 years old)
[This was from 1986, so I'm not so sure that these kitties are still around]

Favorite Wham! song:
"I'm A Hog For You, Baby"

Most exotic illness you've survived:
An ugly neck operation involving vile tubes.

Are you still celibate?
Yes. Boring, isn't it?
[Again, this was from 1986, so... :)]

What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Wish I hadn't

What was the first gig you went to?
T.Rex, Belle Vue, Manchester, July 1972

Which song do you wish you had written?
Lonliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (Bacharach-David)

What's the best advice you've ever received?
"Just watch those f**king flowers," Paul Weller, 1983

What is your most treasured material possession?
A black railway signalman's cap

Who was the last person you slept with?
Me lodger

What do you think of Bob Dylan?
He would've had much more fun if he'd been in the New York Dolls.

When did you last cry and why?
Death of Michael R.

What characteristics do you think you've inherited from your parents?
Irish defiance, Northern humility, implacable benevolence, not bad looks.

What is the biggest myth about fame?
That somebody somewhere wants to sleep with you.

What are you like when you're drunk?
I begin to feel almost normal.

Who would you have play you in a film?
Richard Burton (as he is now)

Pick five words that describe yourself.
Loving, lovable, lovely, lovelorn, loveless.

Is there one piece of criticism that sticks out in your mind?
"Morrissey conveys all the worst aspects of bestiality fused with homosexuality." Santa Monica Reporter, 1992. As if simply conveying BASIC bestiality couldn't satisfy me - but no, I had to plunge for the very WORST ASPECTS! (I later wondered how this writer might describe the BEST aspects of bestiality)

Do you believe in God?
I try to.

What is your most unpleasant characteristic?
Unlimited self-sabotage, morbid self-revelation, deadly accurate intuition, barriers of reserve

What is your greatest fear?
That this is as good as life gets.

What ambitions do you still have to fulfill?
I'd like to have a sex life, if possible.

Are you afraid of failure?
My space in the dustbin of history somehow seems assured.

What do you never leave home without?
I never leave home.

Who is your best male friend and your best female friend?
Well, I wonder.

Who would you most like to meet?
Dirk Bogarde.

What music would you have played at your funeral?
John Betjeman reciting "A Child Ill"

When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see?
A pleasure yet to come.

Do you have anything to declare?
They can kill me, but they can't stop me...and so forth.

**If you have any questions about Morrissey or his songs, e-mail me and I'll do my best to answer them!