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The Smiths debut


On this date in 1982, The Smiths made their live debut. It was at The Ritz Ballroom in Manchester, England. They opened for Blue Rondo.

The Smiths, left to right:
Andy Rourke, Morissey, Mike Joyce and Johnny Marr.

Wikipedia: The Smiths

Video: The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make? - on Top Of The Pops - 1984 - youtube

Blogload: The Smiths - Peel Sessions -


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