RE: RARA-AVIS: Rendezvous In Black

From: Anders Engwall (
Date: 01 Mar 2008

There's a Morrissey in the novel as well, he appears in the fourth rendezvous. William C. Morrissey, to be exact.


While Morrissey really was the singer's real name, Marr the guitar player was really called John Maher and adopted Marr as a stage name after The Smiths had formed. This indicates that they were actually aware of Woolrich's novel. Or we would have to assume a coincidence of almost Woolrichian proportions.


And it should be noted that this story took place long before Johnny Marr went on to play guitar for The Smiths. Sorry, bad jokes.

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