The Smiths were an indie-rock band from Manchester, England formed in 1982. The group consisted of a few key members, perhaps most notably Steven Morrissey as lead singer and songwriter. Considered to be one of the most loved bands in the U.K. since The Beatles, The Smiths managed to carve out a distinct musical sound during their brief five-year career. They're best known for classics like "This Charming Man," "How Soon Is Now?" and "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out." Tensions between members of the band and issues surrounding copyrights and loyalties eventually led to a fallout between the members that shows no signs of repairing, even in recent years.