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Live In Session / The Smiths An Autographed Copy Of The Single What Difference Does It Make/Back To The Old House/These Things Take Time, 1984,

Lot 175
The Smiths: An Autographed Copy Of The Single What Difference Does It Make?/Back To The Old House/These Things Take Time,
1984,
14 June 2022, 13:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

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The Smiths: An Autographed Copy Of The Single What Difference Does It Make?/Back To The Old House/These Things Take Time,

1984,
12inch, Rough Trade RTT 146, the back cover of the Terence Stamp picture sleeve signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint by Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, with eleven-page Rough Trade press sheet, front cover with John Peel's artist name label

Footnotes

"Charmed, I'm sure"
- Johnny Marr's inscription on the back cover

'What Difference Does It Make' was first heard on the Peel Sessions in May 1983, months before the track was released on the 16th January 1984. The single was featured at number 17 in the 1984 Festive Fifty. John Peel and his Peel Sessions were an important factor in the rising popularity of The Smiths - Johnny Marr reportedly wrote 'This Charming Man' especially for a session broadcast on 21st September 1983, claiming that the band didn't have enough songs to play.

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