Steven Patrick Morrissey Turns 50.

Morrissey will be celebrating his 50th birthday this evening by playing a gig at the 3,500 capacity Apollo Theatre in his hometown of Manchester. The show sold out in 15 minutes.

A Manchester Evening News poll once revealed Morrissey to be The World's Greatest Living Mancunian, collecting seven times as many votes as his nearest rival, computer pioneer Alan Turing.

Morrissey, on growing old: "Age shouldn't affect you. You're either marvellous or you're boring, regardless of your age."

Well said.

Pieter M Van Hattem via nme.com