This is a list of people who are not actors, authors or musicians and therefore could not be included in the other lists. It is under construction, your suggestions are very welcome. Write at the address found at the bottom left of this page.


Animal Liberation Front

  • They were included by Morrissey in a list titled "Handsome Devils" published in the 16 September 1989 issue of the NME.

Bartlett, Neil

  • Morrissey invited this theatre director to stage "An Evening With Oscar Wilde" at the Meltdown Festival which he curated in 2004.

Barton, Joey

  • Morrissey developed some sort of friendship with this footballer around 2012-2013.

Best, George

  • Morrissey wanted to use a photo of legendary football player George Best for the artwork of the "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" single, but was never granted permission.
  • On an appearance on BBC2's programme The Culture Show in 2006, Morrissey said that Best was one of his all-time heroes.

Brand, Russell

  • After being interviewed by Brand on a few occasions, Morrissey developed a friendship with him, which led to more interview requests, including one that appeared on a bonus DVD included in the deluxe edition of Morrissey's "Years Of Refusal" album.

Campbell, Beatrix

  • In interview, Morrissey has cited this feminist's work as 'bedside material' (source needed).

Cantona, Eric

  • Around 1995 Morrissey was infatuated with this French football player who played for Manchester United and who had just been suspended after an altercation with a fan. He mentioned him in his stage banter on the 1995 Boxers tour and threw into the audience tambourines with the words 'ERIC', 'CANTONA' or both written on this skin. Cantona is also
  • Interviewed by Q Magazine in September 1995, Morrissey said "I feel very excited by him as long as he doesn't say anything. He certainly made the world of football slightly less boring this year. I approved because it was very entertaining and I found the witnesses in the crowd very suspect. When I first saw it on television, I howled. I watched every version of the news. He also happens to be a great player. The negative publicity doesn't matter... as don't the Crytal Palace fans. I think he set a good example. I found it very encouraging and glamorous and exciting. And it wasn't violence as much as self defence. he is a human being and the abuse hurled at him was incredibly personal and disturbing. How could he lived with himself if had he not reacted? Everyone secretly agrees with him anyway."
  • The introduction to the "Introducing Morrissey" live video is a short film in which an Eric Cantona loving bootboy is seen visiting Morrissey landmarks around London.

Carr, Cornelius

  • Morrissey was photographed with his arm around Carr's shoulders for an interview published in the May 1994 issue of Select magazine.
  • Morrissey asked Carr to appear in the video for his song "Boxers".
  • Stills of Carr from the latter video were used for the front and back covers of Morrissey's 1995 album "World Of Morrissey" and the 1995 Smiths single "Sweet And Tender Hooligan".
  • In an interview given to Jools Holland in 1995 Morrissey answered the question "Who's your favourite boxer?" with "A boxer called Cornelius Carr."

Childers, Leee Black

  • A month after the death of this famous photographer in April 2014, Morrissey sent the following words to the True-To-You website: "Leee Black Childers, Bob Hoskins, and now Efrem Zimbalist Jr... death is having a feast on the great and the good. Let it give us pause."

Clinton, Hillary

  • In various interviews given during the 2012 American election campaign, Morrissey expressed more than once that he would have preferred Clinton over Obama to represent the Democrats.

Conn, Billy

  • A photo of Conn was used for the artwork of Morrissey's single "Boxers" (except in the USA).

Dior, Christian

  • Morrissey wrote a song titled "Christian Dior" in which he seems to adopt the fashion designer's disciplined lifestyle as a model for his approach to art.

Edwards, Duncan

  • He was jokingly included by Morrissey at #11 in a Top 10 list of favourite Manchester musical artists published in the 16 September 1989 issue of the NME under the title "Moanchester, So Much To Answer For". However Duncan wasn't a singer but a football player with Manchester United who died in 1958 in the Munich Air Disaster. Morrissey would record and release a song called "Munich Air Disaster 1958" in 2004, so fifteen years after this list was published.

Everett, Kenny

  • In one of his sketches he is seen burned at the stake whilst wearing a Walkman. This might have inspired Morrissey for a line in "Bigmouth Strikes Again".

Gilbert & George

  • These visual artists were included by Morrissey in a list titled "Handsome Devils" published in the 16 September 1989 issue of the NME.

Gluckstein, Hannah

  • Morrissey appeared on the cover of the 11 Febraury 1989 issue of Record Collector holding a copy of her biography titled "Gluck".
  • This British painter was included by Morrissey in a list of favourite people titled "Odd Fellows" published in the 16 September 1989 issue of the NME.

Hindley, Myra

  • Hindley once said "Society owes me a living", words which Morrissey probably adapted for his own "Still Ill". She also said "Whatever Ian has done, I have done", words that Morrissey adapted (and credited!) in the Smiths' "Suffer Little Children".

Hanratty, James

  • This convicted murderer who was sentenced to death by hanging seems to have inspired Morrissey for his unreleased song called "Hanratty" from the recording sessions for this 1997 album "Maladjusted".

Jack The Ripper

  • Whether or not Morrissey had this 19th century killer in mind when he wrote the lyrics to his song "Jack The Ripper", he did seem to know a good deal about him. In his customary introductions of the song on the 2002 tour he would regularly mention the correct year (1888), place (Whitechapel, Buck's Row) and the name of a victim (or close enough: Mary Eddows).

Kael, Pauline

  • This movie critic was mentioned alongside nine other 'symbolists' in a list titled "Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer", Morrissey's top ten films, symbolists, records and books published in the 17 September 1983 issue of the NME.

Keane, Robbie

  • Morrissey praised this footballer in a missive to the True To You website in February 2013. After stating that the two are distantly related, Morrissey said "He is a gentleman of the highest caliber (or, if you must, calibre), and to watch him on the pitch - pacing like a lion, as weightless as an astronaut, is pure therapy. Robbie, the pleasure, the privilege is mine."

Keane, Roy

  • Manchester United football player. Morrissey's song "Roy's Keen" is a pun on his name.

Kray, Ronnie and Reggie

  • The Kray twins were mentioned in Morrissey's "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys".
  • In a 1989 interview to Record Mirror, Morrissey said that he was fascinated by "The level of notoriety that surrounded them - the level of fame they gained from being unreachably notorious. When you reach that stage, you are admired."
  • The etching appearing between the run-out grooves of the "Our Frank" single is "FREE REG, FREE RON".
  • In the Kill Uncle tourbook, Morrissey answered "Sir John Mills or Ronnie Kray" to the question "Which living person do you most admire?"
  • A photograph of Morrissey outside the Grave Maurice pub (where the Kray twins hung out and/or extorted protection money) was used on the cover of his "Sunny" single and "Under The Influence" compilation.
  • Morrissey sent a wreath to the funeral of Ronnie Kray in 1995.
  • Morrissey's interest in West Ham football club at the turn of the century might have had something to do with the Krays, as they were associated with it.
  • Morrissey gave an interview to author Jake Arnott which was published in Time Out magazine in 2004. Arnott's debut novel featured a character heavily inspired by Ronnie Kray.
  • Morrissey mentions his fascination with the Kray brothers in his "Autobiography".

Lane, Kenny

  • Morrissey used a photo of boxer Kenny Lane on the front of the original 1995 edition of his "Southpaw Grammar" album.

Langtry, Lillie

  • She told Oscar Wilde in 1879 that he had wasted his life and biographer Len Brown speculates that this might have inspired Morrissey for the lyrics of his song "Christian Dior".

La Rue, Danny

  • He was asked by Morrissey to be the 'mistress of ceremonies' at the Meltdown Festival which the singer curated in 2004.


  • Lypsinka (John Epperson to his mother) was invited by Morissey to perform at the 2004 Meltdown Festival which he curated.
  • In a Q&A published in Uncut magazine in 2006, Morrissey answered the question "Lucille Ball or Hylda Baker?" with "Lypsinka".
  • A video of this drag queen doing "The 12 Days Of Christmas" drunk was shown during intermission at the end of the Tour Of The Tormentors MMVI, on the Greatest Hits tour, and on and off on the 2009 Tour Of Refusal.
  • A video called "The Telephone Routine" was shown during intermission on portions of the 2009 Tour Of Refusal.
  • A video of her lip-synching to an old movie soundtrack clip was shown before concerts on the 2009 Swords Tour.
  • Morrissey praises him/her in his "Autobiography", saying "Is it a drag show? No. It is above and beyond; part Dali, part Cocteau. I will never forget John's work.
  • A video of Lypsinka was shown before Morrissey concerts on his 2014 tour.

Mayne, Roger

  • Photographs taken by Roger Mayne were used for the artwork of the "Interlude" and "Roy's Keen" singles and as stage backdrops on the 1997 Maladjusted tour.

McCartney, Stella

  • In a Q&A published in Uncut magazine in 2006, Morrissey answered the question "Tom Ford or Stella McCartney?" with "Stellar McCartload".

Moore, Bobby

  • An image of this football captain was used as a backdrop on the Oye Esteban tour in 2000.
  • In a photo of Morrissey inside his Los Angeles home, taken around that time, a print of Bobby Moore could be seen on one of the walls of his living room.

Nicholson, Vivian

  • This legendary 1961 football pools winner who went from rags to riches and back and who became tabloid fodder because of a string of tragic events, appeared on the cover of two singles by the Smiths: "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" and "Barbarism Begins At Home".
  • A line from her autobiography inspired Morrissey when he wrote the lyrics for "Still Ill": "We walked for miles... over the iron bridge and down underneath on the towpath. We were kissing away and touching and getting really sore lips."
  • She appeared in the October 1987 South Bank Show documentary on the Smiths.

Obama, Barrack

  • Morrissey gave his support to this candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 American presidential election. He was also seen wearing a fan-made t-shirt of Obama and himself on one live date from early 2008. However, during the 2012 campaign, he expressed his dissatisfaction with Obama and his preference for Hillary Clinton.


  • Morrissey has often been very vocal in his support of the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals. He was seen wearing their t-shirts and had promotional photographs displaying his support for the organisation. The proceeds from the compilation album "Under The Influence" were donated to PETA, and most of Morrissey's other 21st century releases mention the organisation in the booklet.

Pierce, Charles

  • Journalist Len Brown in his biography "Meetings With Morrissey" mentions discussing with Morrissey drag artist Charles Pierce on the Russell Harty Show.

Richard III

  • In the Kill Uncle tour programme Morrissey said that he was the historical figure he most identified himself with.

Richardson, Charlie

  • Gangster Charlie Richardson was pictured on the inner sleeve of Morrissey's "Your Arsenal" album. This image may have inspired Morrissey for the cover of his "Years Of Refusal" album.
  • The same image appeared on the tour programme (view) and as a stage backdrop (view) on the 1992 Your Arsenal tour. Merchandise sold on that tour included one featuring Richardson (view).

Rivers, Joan

  • Morrissey mourned her passing in a statement published on the True To You website a few days following her death in 2014.

Searle, Ronald

  • This cartoonist was mentioned alongside nine other 'symbolists' in a list titled "Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer", Morrissey's top ten films, symbolists, records and books published in the 17 September 1983 issue of the NME.

Shrimpton, Jean

  • When asked "How would you like to die" for the 1991 Kill Uncle tour programme, Morrissey answered "With Jean Shrimpton." This was a follow-up joke to an earlier reply in the same interview, that his idea of happiness was "being Terence Stamp". (Both dated during the 1960s)

Shufflewick, Mrs.

  • The figure on the drum heads for Morrissey's 2014 tour was British drag queen Mrs Shufflewick, aka Rex Jameson. A brief excerpt from a 1972 stage performance was also shown before concerts on the latter tour.
  • 'Mrs Shufflewick' appears etched between the run-out grooves of the American LP reissue of "Vauxhall & I".
  • A sample of Mrs Shufflewick can be heard at the beginning of Morrissey's song "Oboe Concerto".
  • Morrissey praises Mrs Shufflewick extensively in an interview printed in Hot Press magazine in 2014.

Stewart, John

  • Morrissey was seen wearing a "John Stewart for president" t-shirt around 2002.
  • In a statement released on his website in 2004 Morrissey said "With all my heart I urge people to vote against George Bush. Jon Stewart would be ideal, but John Kerry is the logical and sane move."

Travis, Geoff

  • This big boss of Rough Trade records supposedly once told Morrissey "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby", words which Morrissey reused as a title and chorus of one of the Smiths songs.

Venables, Terry

  • Morrissey used a photo of football manager Terry Venables on the front of the "Dagenham Dave" single.

Visconti, Tony

  • Morrissey unsuccessfully tried to hire this famous producer to work on his own "Your Arsenal" in 1992, and finally managed to have him produce "Ringleader Of The Tormentors" in 2006. Visconti has produced many albums by artists Morrissey loves, such as David Bowie, T-Rex and Sparks.

Walters, Jake

  • Photographer who became a friend of Morrissey's in the mid-1990s. He actually briefly lived with Morrissey in Camden at the time. The frienship ended shortly after, but the pair were seen together again around 2007. Walter's work appeared on quite a few Morrissey releases from the mid-1990s and 2007-2008.
  • In his autobiography, Morrissey announced that Walters was also his lover in the mid-1990s.

Warhol, Andy

  • Although Morrissey has never stated being a fan of Andy Warhol per se, he has been influenced on many levels by many people associated with Warhol's Factory scene, whether through actors (Joe Dallesandro, Candy Darling) or musicians (Nico, the New York Dolls, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, David Bowie, etc).
  • The layout of the artwork for the Smiths album "Meat Is Murder" is reminiscent of Andy Warhol's art.
  • According to biographer Len Brown, Morrissey's decision to play a residency at the London Roundhouse in early 2008 was partly inspired by the fact that Warhol's "Pork" was staged there in the early 1970s.

Welles, Orson

  • He is attributed the quote "I started at the top, and then I worked down" which might have inspired Morrissey for "Now I Am A Was".