Beatles - A Taste Of Honey Writer Delaney Dies
The British playwright and screenwriter who inspired songs by the Beatles and The Smiths has died.
Shelagh Delaney was 71.
The writer's image appears on The Smiths Louder Than Bombs compilation and frontman Morrissey has often paid tribute to her in the lyrics and titles of his songs - The Smiths' song This Night Has Opened My Eyes reimagines Delaney's first play, A Taste Of Honey, which became a cult film starring Rita Tushingham.
The Beatles were such big fans of Delaney and A Taste Of Honey they recorded their own version of the theme for the 1961 film.