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Former Smiths Bassist Andy Rourke Dies at Age 59

There is a Light That Will Never Go Out

May 19, 2023

When one thinks about The Smiths, the first image that comes to mind is that of Morrissey. A whirling dervish, bedecked with gladioli with a 1950s, National Health Service hearing aid dangling from his blouse. Your mind’s eye may then travel to Johnny Marr, coaxing rippling, jangling melodies from a big red guitar as he peers from underneath an immaculate Brian Jones hairdo. What you probably won’t bring to mind is bassist Andy Rourke. More