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The Smiths Members Net Worth & Where Are They Now?

The Smiths was a famous rock band in the 80s in Britain. After they broke up in 1987, band members lived life separately, pursued their solo careers, and refused a band reunion. The group was formed with vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke, drummer Mike Joyce, guitarist Craig Gannon and bass player Dale Hibbert. However, after becoming one of the most influential British guitar bands, The Smiths broke up due to internal tensions. 

The net worth of the members comes in millions, and the accurate values will be discussed right below in the article. 

This article describes what The Smiths members are doing now and The Smiths members’ net worth in 2023. In writing this article, we referred to many sources, including Wikipedia, thisdayinmusic, Britannica and their social media profiles.

Morrissey

Steven Patrick Morrissey (63), who was popularly known as just Morrissey, was born on the 22nd of May, 1959, in Davyhulme, Manchester, England, UK. He came to the industry as the frontman and lyricist of the rock band “The Smiths” from 1982 to 1987. 

In 1982, Johnny Marr came up and collaborated together and became the greatest songwriter of that period. That was the start of the band, “The Smiths.” 

After the separation of the Smiths in 1987, Morrissey launched his first solo carrier with Viva Hate. The sources reveal that the breakup of the band happened as a result of the conflicts between Morrissey and Marr on musical interests. Later, Morrissey found his solo carrier success, and currently, he has a net worth of $50 million.

Morrissey is a very private person, and he stated that there were no relationships present in 1989. But after 8 years revealed that he was in a relationship with photograper Jake Walters.

However, his residence is in Los Angeles, while he has homes in Switzerland, Italy, and the UK. Anyway, Morrissey is referred to as one of the most influential figures in British pop history by the BBC.  

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Morissey then and now

Johnny Marr

Jonny Marr was born on the 31st of October 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester, and is popular for his role as the lead guitarist in the British band “The Smiths.” 

Johnny Marr was able to create some iconic music in collaboration with Morrissey and the band. Due to some personal differences between Morrissey, the band got separated.

When Morrissey launched a successful solo career, Marr developed into a highly sought-after session guitarist and “guitar for hire.” He was working with musicians like “The Pretenders” and “Bryan Ferry” before doing more significant and well-known work with Electronic and “The The” in the early 1990s. Moreover, He started Johnny Marr’s Healers as a new band in the late 1990s.

However, Jonny Marr could release a solo album in 2013 under the title “The Messenger.” Marr has received the “Godlike Genius award” from the NME, and according to a BBC survey in 2010, he is “the fourth best guitarist of the previous 30 years.”

He is currently having a net worth of 14 million USD. Jonny Marr is married to Angie Marr and has two children. The family is now residing in Portland for more than 5 years, living their own lives.

“When Morrissey and I started The Smiths, we thought pop music was the most important thing in the world. It was almost a spiritual thing for us, and because of that, we knew what it meant to be a fan.”

Johnny Marr

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Andy Rourke

59-year-old Andrew Michael Rourke was born on 17th January 1964, and was very popular in the 80s as the Bass player for The Smiths. 

As everyone knows, Marr and Morrissey joined together at first to become “The Smiths.” After its debut performance, Rourke joined the group in 1982, and Marr introduced Rourke to The Smiths. Rourke was fired from The Smiths after police arrested him for heroin addiction. And there was said that he found a message on his car’s windshield wiper: “Andy, you have left the Smiths. Goodbye and good luck, Morrissey.” But Morrissey denied this. Rourke re-joined The Smiths in May 1986, just before they began work on The Queen Is Dead.

However, after the band’s separation, Rourke also started moving in separate ways. As of 2023, Andy Rourke has a net worth of 2 Million USD. Andy Rourke is confirmed to be single and has not previously been engaged. As of 2023, He is the owner of Blitz Vega rock band.

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Andy Rourke with Johnny Marr
Andy Rourke with Johnny Marr

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Mike Joyce

59-year-old Michael Adrian Paul Joyce was born on the 1st of June 1963 in Manchester, England. Michael is well-known as an actor and “The Smiths’ drummer

Mike Joyce was a member of the whole duration of The Smiths’ existence from 1982 to 1987. For an equal share of performance and recording earnings, Mike Joyce sued his bandmates Morrissey and Johnny Marr in 1996. He won the lawsuit for around 1 million GBP.

As of 2023, Mike Joyce’s net worth is 8 Million USD.

In 1994 Joyce married Christina Riley and had three children: Francis, Olivia, and Faye.  Currently, Joyce is a DJ artist and a radio presenter too. He introduces himself as a TV meteorologist and reporter with nearly a decade of experience in the news industry and weather enterprise. Moreover, He serves as the President of the Central Ohio Chapter of the National Weather Association in Columbus, Ohio.

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Craig Gannon

56-year-old Craig Gannon is a famous Guitarist born on July 30, 1966, in Manchester, UK. Craig Gannon is best known as the second guitarist of The Smiths.

Craig Gannon joined Brix Smith in The Adult Net and Blue Orchids after leaving The Smiths in the late 80s’. He reconnected with Morrissey for his debut solo performance and the 1989 singles “The Last of the Famous International Playboys” and “Interesting Drug.”

But, in the same year, Craig Gannon also filed a lawsuit against Morrissey and Johnny Marr for non-payment of wages and over the degree of his involvement in songwriting (notably for “Ask”).

An out-of-court settlement of 44,000 GBP was negotiated. This sum comprised 14,000 GBP in court fees and 30,000 GBP in outstanding pay.

As of 2023, Craig Gannon‘s net worth is 5 Million USD. According to trusted sources, Craig Gannon is currently single and has not previously engaged.

Craig Gannon
Craig Gannon

Dale Hibbert

61-year-old Dale Jason Hibbert was born on the 16th of December, 1961. He is a musician from Manchester, England. Dale is best known and popular as the original bassist for The Smiths.

After deciding to create a band, Morrissey and Marr started to work auditioning prospective band members. So, they recruited Hibbert on bass.

Hibbert also benefited from working as a recording engineer at a nearby studio, Decibelle, which assisted him in recording the band’s music after hours. After the band’s debut performance, Hibbert was replaced by Andy Rourke, an old friend of Marr’s, since neither his personality nor his bass-playing style got along well with the other members. 

However, Hibbert is thought to have quit the music business, opened and managed a bar in Manchester, moved to Australia, and then returned to England with plans to reopen the bar in Manchester.

Dale Hibbert is married and has a relaxed and quiet lifestyle nowadays. After all these things, he currently runs a small vegetarian coffee bar in Todmorden with his Ukrainian wife, Svet. Dale’s his net worth is not revealed yet.

Dale Hibbert with his wife
Dale Hibbert with his wife

Conclusion

The Smiths is a popular rock band that performed at its maximum in the 80s. The collaborative work done by all the members could offer the world some good and quality music in that era. However, the band collapsed due to internal conflict, but still, the essence of the band and how they performed stayed in the hearts of people who enjoyed “The Smiths.” Although the band has been dissolved, the solo carriers of every member continue to grow up, and even now, they are living their own lives happily and successfully.

FAQs

Are Johnny Marr and Morrissey still friends?

Yes, But there is no close connection between Johnny Marr and Morrissey. As Johnny Marr said, he’s not “close” with his former Smiths bandmate Morrissey because they’re “so different”.

Is Morrissey from The Smiths deaf?

Although hisMorrissey’s hearing is fine, he often wears a hearing aid.

Did Morrissey and Marr date?

No, they didn’t. Marr says his relationship with Morrissey was as close as possible without being lovers, and Marr was in love with Angie then.

What is The Smiths’ genre?

The Smiths were an English rock band following the genres of Indie rock, jangle pop, and alternative post-punk rock.

Are The Smiths post-punk?

The Smiths were in the genres of rock and post-punk.

Are the Smiths considered goth?

The Smiths are considered ‘gothic by strictly musical definitions.

Are Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke still friends?

Yes, they are still friends.
Rouke made a guest appearance in Marr’s New York City show. “We’ve remained friends. He further said that we’d known each other since we were 13 years old.”

Was Andy Rourke a good bass player?

Yes, According to forums like Reddit, Andy Rourke is one of the most unique bass players of all time.

Did Andy Rourke use a pick?

Yes. Andy Rourke plays with a pick and fingers.

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