The Los Angeles City Council declared Friday, November 10th “Morrissey Day” in Los Angeles, California. During today’s council meeting, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez introduced the resolution, which includes an official commemorative certificate presentation at the first of two sold-out Hollywood Bowl shows this Friday night.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2017
LOS ANGELES DECLARES MORRISSEY DAY
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council declared Friday, November 10th “Morrissey Day” in Los Angeles, California. During today’s council meeting, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez introduced the resolution, which includes an official commemorative certificate presentation at the first of two sold-out Hollywood Bowl shows this Friday night.
“Morrissey Day honors the man who put the ‘M’ in Moz Angeles, an icon whose music continues to touch and uplift countless people across the globe,” said Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. “Morrissey uses his voice to raise awareness for many social issues while ‘in his own strange way,’ always staying true to his fans.”
“Los Angeles embraces individuality, compassion, and creativity, and Morrissey expresses those values in a way that moves Angelenos of all ages,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Morrissey Day celebrates an artist whose music has captivated and inspired generations of people who may not always fit in — because they were born to stand out.”
Steven Patrick Morrissey is a singer-songwriter and one of the most celebrated musicians in the world. He has been recognized by pre-eminent music industry authorities such as the BBC, who have cited him as “one of the most influential figures in the history of British pop,” NME who in a 2002 poll declared his group, The Smiths, the “most influential act ever,” even topping the Beatles, and Rolling Stone Magazine, who named him “one of the greatest singers of all time.” As the iconic frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey became widely credited as a seminal figure in British music, leading his former band to release several gold and platinum records.
Since disbanding The Smiths, Morrissey has achieved even greater success as a solo artist launching a prolific career that has seen all 10 of his records enter the UK charts in the top ten, including three landing at #1. Morrissey’s music has a special place in the heart of Los Angeles and the Latinocommunity. His lyrics, often romanticizing alienation, have particularly touched Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez represents the 7th Council District in the Northeast San Fernando Valley which include the neighborhoods of Sylmar, Mission Hills, Pacoima, Lake View Terrace, Sunland, Tujunga, North Hills, Shadow Hills, and La Tuna Canyon.