HISTORICAL revisionist Smiths fans have proved that Morrissey, long thought to be the singer and lyricist, was never actually in the band at all.
Researchers have debunked the myth that a far-right racist sympathiser had any involvement with the 1980s radical-left group noted for their championing of outsiders
Fan Tom Booker said: “The idea that the Smiths were led by a man who claims the most Islamophobic UKIP candidate was cheated out of the leadership never stood up to scrutiny, and on examination has collapsed.
“We’ve dug into the records, and the actual lead singer was a handsome, sensitive young man who articulated the pain of disaffected adolescents in a decade of cruelty.
“‘Morrissey’, in contrast, is a grandiloquent narcissist who delights in his own provocative racism and looks like a bricklayer with a sideline as an Elvis impersonator. It’s clearly a completely different person.”
Booker added: “We don’t know what happened to the singer of the Smiths, and the band have said exactly the same.
“If only he was around today. He’d make mincemeat of this horrendous Morrissey character.”