This article belongs to the story The Smiths say goodbye with Strangeways, Here We Come.
The UK press went into overdrive surrounding the demise of The Smiths. In the US and Europe the news was column-worthy, but not much more than that.
A (partial) overview of The Smiths in the UK press in 1987.
New Musical Express, 02/14/1987
When it was still all alright (for the outside world anyway), this article was published: a report of the The Queen Is Dead tour.
New Musical Express, 08/01/1987
The article that was the deciding factor for Johnny Marr: he left The Smiths.
New Musical Express, 08/08/1987
New Musical Express, 08/15/1987
New Musical Express, 09/02/1987
Melody Maker, 09/12/1987
Melody Maker, 09/26/1987
Smash Hits, 09/1987
New Musical Express, 10/31/1987
Of course there were reports about the lawsuit, which would drag on from 1989 to 1998. Two clippings, as an added bonus.
Daily Telegraph 1996
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