“I can smile,” Morrissey once insisted to an interviewer from UK magazine Details. “I have mastered the art.” That’s as it may be, but over the years, Moz has cultivated the image of being one of music’s more morose characters, largely due to his often sullen public demeanor (and the fact that he has a penchant for penning songs with titles like “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” and “Trouble Loves Me”). However, we’ve got a feeling that he’d probably be a lot more fun than his image if you actually got to know him — so to celebrate the birthday of an artist who, for all his foibles and penchant for PR disasters, remains one of our favorites, here’s a selection of photos of the great man looking happy. Well, almost happy.
Come on, mouth! Turn up at the sides! You can do it! [via]