Mike Joyce

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Birthday
1, 1963
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
1, 1963 (age 56)
Birthplace
England

About

Famous for his work with the British rock band The Smiths, this drummer contributed to numerous Gold and Platinum-certified studio and compilation albums, including The Queen is Dead (1986) and Hatful of Hollow (1984).

Before Fame

Before joining The Smiths, he performed with a Manchester-based band called The Hoax.

Trivia

In the late 1980s, he collaborated with Irish singer and songwriter Sinead O'Connor.

Family Life

Born to a family of Irish heritage, he grew up in Manchester, England. His marriage to Christina Riley resulted in children named Francis, Olivia, and Faye.

Associated With

In the mid 1990s, he won a royalties lawsuit against his one-time Smiths bandmates Morrissey and Johnny Marr and received approximately a million pounds in compensation.