25 Years Ago Today, The Smiths Played Their Last Show. Relive It.

Yes, Smiths fans, it’s been that long since that final show at Brixton Academy on December 12, 1986.  By the following August, the band would be, for all intents and purposes, finished.  The official breakout news came out a month later.

A Chinese site called YouKu has thoughtfully posted video of the whole thing, so if you have the time, feel free to roll through this video and fourteen others.  For the full setlist, go here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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