Los Angeles declares Friday ''Morrissey Day'' in the city, in honor of the British singer. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Los Angeles declared Friday (November 10) "Morrissey Day" in the city, in honor of the British singer. Before the first of his two nights performing at the Hollywood Bowl, the former Smiths frontman was presented with an official document designating the day in his honor. "I'm very honored to have this. I will try to live up to the fantastic reputation of the good people of this city," he said. Morrissey, whose hits include "First of the Gang to Die" and "Irish Blood, English Heart," is at the start of a tour of North America and Europe. Morrissey was lead singer of The Smiths, an indie rock band that released "The Queen Is Dead" and three other studio albums between 1984 and 1987, when they split up. He has subsequently been a solo performer. A vegetarian and animal rights activist, he convinced the Hollywood Bowl not to sell meat at concessions during his performances.