A reunion might be a distant, unattainable fantasy at this point, but fans of the Smiths can now get the next best thing—a rare look inside the world that these Manchester boys were a part of with journalist Tony Fletcher’s new biography, A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths. Fletcher, who was the first to do a live TV interview with Morrissey in 1983, obsessively tracked the band throughout the years and took nearly 700 pages to record the entire history of Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce. Tonight, he discusses his in-depth research on the band whose final release, Strangeways, Here We Come, came out 25 years ago this past September.
Mon., Dec. 17, 7 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 12, 2012