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Influences

Influences on The Smiths

Connecting the dots of artistic inspiration: a musical family tree
Johnny Marr’s influences include Bo Diddley, Smokey Robinson, Nils Lofgren, Neil Young, and Patti Smith. Morrissey has cited several artists as influential in his development, including Billy Fury, Joe Meek, Marc Bolan, the New York Dolls, Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Marianne Faithful, James Dean, and Oscar Wilde.
 

Influenced by The Smiths

Oasis
The Libertines
Blur
Interpol
Modest Mouse
Love Spit Love
The Decemberists
Jeff Buckley
Radiohead
The Killers
The Stone Roses
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