Talk:Andy Rourke

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Edits[edit]

The article was marked as a Guitarist Stub and a Bassist Stub. I removed the Guitarist Stub.69.249.46.86 01:35, 23 March 2006 (UTC)


I also cut out the stuff about the Smiths today, as it's all on the Smiths page. I'm not sure a discography is necessary either - perhaps just mention the few non-Smiths recordings in the body of the article? "What he's doing now" needs constantly updating (he's no longer in Vinny Peculiar's band, apparently), so it's best just to say what he has done, including whatever's current. --  ajn (talk) 19:00, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

Birth year[edit]

There is some confusion about whether Rourke was born in 1963 or 1964. The National Portrait Gallery says 63 [1], as does the Encyclopaedia Britannica [2] and various other sites. On the other hand, IMDB says 64 [3]. I can't find this information on a cursory trawl of fan sites. If the year's going to be changed, let's have a reference to the information confirming the 1964 date, and please change the birth year category at the bottom of the article too. --ajn (talk) 10:39, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

Article now states 1963 throughout, but your research work is included in the article to clearly show the confusion.
Derek R Bullamore 14:13, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Can the "Birth Year" section be done away with? It's not a very interesting fact that a couple of websites appear to have got the year of his birth wrong. I'll give it a week or so, then delete if no-one objects. --88.111.54.115 14:20, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

The correct year of birth is definitely 1964. This can be proved by looking it up on the register of births for England and Wales, which has an Andrew M. Rourke born in Manchester in Q1 1964 but no one of that name in Q1 1963. MFlet1 11:42, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes, but the point is why bother with a paragraph all about the fact that two websites have got it wrong? It hardly seems like a major event in the guy's life story...--82.69.133.226 11:20, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

You're right. I've removed it. MFlet1 16:13, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

?[edit]

'and remained with the band throughout its existence (although he was briefly fired in 1986)'- this makes no sense whatsoever. (Paulo Fontaine 20:05, 17 January 2006 (UTC))

Now amended to state 'almost throughout its existence'.
Derek R Bullamore 14:13, 16 December 2006 (UTC)