Smiths

How The Smiths chose their band name - mr and mrs smith poster 2Somewhat recalcitrant indie poppers from Manchester, England, with best known band members singer Morrissey (full name Steven Patrick Morrissey) and guitarist Johnny Marr, together responsible for a number of memorable compositions.

The band was controversial because the members went against the prevailing spirit of the times by not assuming a fancy band name, on the contrary, they wished to go through life as plain and simple as possible.

Active: 1982-1987, GBR
Site: http://www.thesmiths.cat/

See also: Shakespear's Sister, Panic! at the Disco

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