16 December 2013
ONE-OF-A-KIND SIGNED MORRISSEY AUTOBIOGRAPHY TO BE AUCTIONED
London - A one-of-a-kind signed hardback copy of Autobiography by Morrissey and the ONLY copy of the full-colour hardback which has been signed by the author in existence. Morrissey donated the unique item to be auctioned for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades.
Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and Christy Moore, amongst others.
An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv.
It has been said 'Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.'
Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day.
The full-colour hardback edition was published by Penguin Classics on 5 December 2013. The proceeds of the auction will go to PETA.
Ben Williamson +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; BenW@peta.org.uk