The Smiths

Lawmaker proposes England use The Smiths for new anthem

By: The Associated Press British lawmakers agreed Wednesday to consider replacing the royalist song that serves as England's anthem at sporting events. "God Save the Queen" is the national anthem of the United Kingdom — made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — and is played at the Olympics and other events where the U.K. fields a single team.

Morrissey’s long and dramatic path to Denver (a timeline)

Influential English indie-rock band the Smiths could have been a Denver band. Frontman Morrissey wrote in his 2013 autobiography that before the Smiths formed, he went on an extended trip to Colorado where “I rashly place a fruitless ad in the Rocky Mountain News in search of musicians.” But, of course, he returned to Manchester, where he, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce formed the short-lived and beloved band.