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A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date September 6, 2012
Pages 698
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780434022182
ISBN-10 0434022187
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $24.85
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history.

They were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were critical and popular favorites throughout their mid-1980s heyday and beyond. To this day, due to their unforgettable songs and lyrics, they are considered one of the greatest British rock groups of all time--up there with the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, and the Clash. 

Tony Fletcher paints a vivid portrait of the fascinating personalities within the group: Morrissey, the witty, literate lead singer whose loner personality and complex lyrics made him an icon for teenagers who felt forlorn and forgotten; his songwriting partner Marr, the gregarious guitarist who became a rock god for a generation of indie kids; and the talented, good-looking rhythm section duo of bassist Rourke and drummer Joyce. Despite the band's tragic breakup at the height of their success, A Light That Never Goes Out is a celebration: the saga of four working-class kids from a northern English city who come together despite contrasting personalities, find a musical bond, inspire a fanatical following, and leave a legacy that changed the music world--and the lives of their fans.

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Hardcover
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from Crown Pub (December 4, 2012)
9780307715951 | details & prices | 698 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $30.00
Paperback
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from Three Rivers Pr (December 3, 2013)
9780307715968 | details & prices | 698 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history.
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from Gardners Books (September 6, 2012)
9780434022182 | details & prices | 698 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $24.85
About: The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history.

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