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Why Did The Smiths Break Up? History And Split Explained

In this article we are going to talk about one of the most influential rock bands of all time, The Smiths. They are one of the popular bands around the world. The band was formed in 1982 and had a great run for 5 years before the members split up in 1987. It can be regarded as the a indie rock band of 80s.

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They were so popular that they ended up providing the template for British rock songs of the 80s. The band was made up members such vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, drummer Mike Joyce, and bassist Andy Rourke. Their mark in the realm of rock music is still felt. There is no doubt that the popularity of the band is still present as their Spotify page still manages to attract a lot of listeners every month. Hence, we are going to talk about their history and how this great band split up.

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The Smiths: History of the legends

It is doubt that the music created by these legends to this very day. A prime example of the same can be the fact that their music is still used in movies. 500 Days of Summer is one of those movies. But, you have a question as to how they made their music.

They were a depart from the synth pop music that dominated Britain in the 80s. They ended up incorporating 60s rock and punk rock into their music. Members such as Morrissey and Marr used to author the lyrics. Their albums such as The Queen is Dead and Here We Come made it to the top charts.

The Smiths: The Break-up

There were a lot of internal conflicts and dissent. The major reason was the conflict between Marr and Morrissey. Both of them did not see eye to eye on the direction that the band was taking. Hence, the legends decided to split up.

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