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[[Category:Influences on Morrissey - Other]]
Cover star used 3 times:<br>
[[Barbarism Begins At Home]]<br>
[[Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now]]<br>
[[The Headmaster Ritual]]<br>
Morrissey & Viv, 1984:
File:Morrissey and Viv Nicholson.jpg | [https://flashbak.com/pictures-of-viv-spend-spend-spend-nicholson-from-the-1960s-24278/ source]
At the end of Dave Simpson's "[https://www.morrissey-solo.com/articles/uncut0898b.htm Manchester's Answer To The H-Bomb]" (Uncut, 1998), Viv is quoted as saying:
"Morrissey phoned me up and asked to use my image on the sleeve. I agreed, for a fee, which is usual. The first time we met, we walked along Blackpool seafront. He said he always read about what I was doing and read my book, 'Spend! Spend! Spend!' every day and it was like a Bible to him. I said to him, 'If I was younger, would you marry me?' And he said, 'Yes.' I was amazed. We talked about lots of nice, strange things. He was very strange, like me when I was younger. He was a bit lost, so much to give and no one to take it. He said, 'We're too much for this world at the moment. They're not ready for us, Viv.'
"We met several times. I'd like to have been a lasting friend of his, and I'd have liked him to be a friend of mine. Why didn't we stay in touch? Because he's a moody prat! He does know my phone number. I don't know his phone number. I have written to him, but he never answers. Why leave your address if you can't be bothered to answer? Also, someone told me lots of things he was doing about me. I went to a solicitor, and as it turns out it was the wrong guy! So we kinda fell out, and that was awful.
"He does excommunicate people, yeah, and that's wrong, but you've got to learn to be forgiving, and I don't think he wants to. It's a shame because I like him, and I don't want him to end up a sad old man in a lonely flat."
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