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25 things you didn't know about The Queen Is Dead

When The Smiths released their third album proper, The Queen Is Dead, in 1986, it quickly became clear that the record was going to be considered a classic for many years to come. Quite simply, it was the Smiths record with everything that people loved about them: the driving rock of the title track; the English music hall romps of Frankly, Mr Shankly and Vicar In A Tutu; the maudlin angst of I Know It's Over and, of course, the sweeping beauty of songs like The Boy With The Thorn In His Side and There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.

You've probably listened to it hundreds of times but we're sure there are a few nuggets and stories that you haven't heard about; so, here are 25 things that you probably didn't know about The Queen Is Dead.

(Images: Rex)

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