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2012/12/20

Strand Book Store in New York City hosted an evening devoted to Tony Fletcher and his new biography on the Smiths - A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga Of The Smiths. Fletcher read from the book, then answered questions along with Smiths' bassist Andy Rourke (Rourke and Johnny Marr were the only two members of the Smiths who agreed to participate and be interviewed for Fletcher's book).

During the Q & A session, Rourke talked a bit about Morrissey (said he was a bit selfish/stubborn, a detriment to the band at times) and revealed he'll likely play live with Johnny Marr at some point (possibly at some live shows when Marr comes to the U.S. next year). Near the end of the Q & A there was a short discussion about Ruth Polsky, who promoted some shows for the Smiths before her untimely death in 1986.

Watch the video of the reading and Q & A session below. The Q & A portion with Andy Rourke begins ~ 33 minutes in.



FYI - Fletcher and Rourke refer to a video shoot a few times during the Q & A session. They're referring to a story director Tamra Davis discussed during an interview for Fletcher's book. According to Davis, the band was supposed to take part in a promotional video shoot but Morrissey blew off it off the day of the shoot - he supposedly hid away in London and refused to take part. The rest of the band was furious and the episode added to the brewing tension and the band's eventual demise.

For more on Tony Fletcher & The Smiths:

Tony Fletcher talks The Smiths in an excellent interview with Salon
Video interview w/ Tony Fletcher + 30 minute documentary on The Smiths