The day Morrissey came to tea: an extract from Dave Haslam’s memoir

In book Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor, the DJ recalls how the Smiths changed British music, and his charming days spent with Morrissey – on photo shoots, at the Haçienda, and over cauliflower cheese

• Read Miranda Sawyer’s interview with Dave Haslam

The second issue of Debris [Haslam’s fanzine] wasn’t going to write itself, so I made plans, wrote some ideas on scraps of paper and knocked on doors. Within a couple of weeks of the launch party, I’d arranged for Morrissey to come to my flat in Hulme.

The day after Boxing Day, 1983. That was the day Morrissey came for tea and I cooked him cauliflower cheese. Sometimes stuff happens and it’s only later you realise it was one of the highlights of your life.

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