Dropped by new label Harvest Records after he disparages the company's promotion of his solo album "World Peace Is None of Your Business"
Publishes Autobiography, his long-awaited memoir.
Comeback album "You Are The Quarry" is released
First solo album "Viva Hate" is released following the breakup of The Smiths.
Third Smiths album "The Queen Is Dead" features hit single "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"
Second Smiths album "Meat Is Murder" is released.
Debut album "The Smiths" is released.
A devout vegetarian since the age of 11
Walked off stage while performing at the Coachella music festival, because the stage was close to the consession area. Apolgized upon his return, "The smell of burning animals is making me sick. I just couldn’t bear it."
Some of his more controversial statements in interviews have led to accusations that Morrissey harbors some racial animus. He threatened to sue British music paper New Musical Express for accusations of racism in 2011; both parties later settled out of court.