It's 1987 and The Smiths have just announced their breakup. Pretentious proclamations ensue as a group of teen Smiths megafans explain what the band meant to them (and why you have no taste if you listen to anything else but The Smiths).
It used to be, on a large scale, that UK bands commanded an incredible amount of attention in the US. That doesn't really seem much the case anymore, which is surprising considering the amount of interesting rock music that is coming from England.
On this day in 2004, John Peel died in Cuzco, Peru of a heart attack, aged 65. He was BBC's longest-serving radio DJ and the first DJ to introduce The Ramones, Roxy Music, The Smiths, The Fall, Rod Stewart, Blur, the Sex Pistols, T. Rex and others to the masses.
The Smiths, comprised of Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke, and, eventually, Craig Gannon, delivered politics and other thoughts in healthy doses in their engaging songs, some of them non-LP releases. When the dust eventually settled, The Smiths, short in life, were long in quality.