Simon Goddard

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Simon Goddard (born 21 December 1971) is a British author and music journalist.

Goddard is the great-great-great nephew of the Victorian artist and designer George Charles Haité and prior to journalism studied fine art. In 1995 he directed and designed the promo video for Edwyn Collins' single "If You Could Love Me".[1] He has written two books on The Smiths and their former lead singer Morrissey, Songs That Saved Your Life and Mozipedia. His other subjects include David Bowie (Ziggyology - A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust) and Postcard Records (Simply Thrilled). A fifth book titled Rollaresque is listed on Amazon as scheduled for August 2015.


Date first published Title Sub-title Publisher
December 2002 Songs That Saved Your Life The Art of The Smiths 1982-87 Titan Books (revised 2013)
July 2009 Mozipedia The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and The Smiths Ebury Press
March 2013 Ziggyology A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust Ebury Press
April 2014 Simply Thrilled The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records Ebury Press
August 2015 Rollaresque (OR The Rakish Progress of The Rolling Stones) Ebury Press


  1. ^ Goddard, Simon (17 August 2007). "I was dead - and I was resurrected". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 23 May 2010.