Fans of the Smiths and Morrissey are known to be some of the most devoted in the world. They will go to virtually any lengths for their beloved Morrissey. But just how far?
In 1987, an 18-year-old man pulled up outside a Denver top 40 radio station with a gun with plans to demand the station play only Smiths songs from the seven cassettes and one album he had brought with him.
Legend has it that the station complied and played his tapes for four hours before he gave up to a SWAT team.
Not true. The teen did show up in the parking lot with a .22-calibre single-shot rifle, but he never entered the building. In fact, he asked that police be notified and that he be arrested. Good legend, though.
For the full story about what actually happened that day, go here.
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