Mark E. Smith

Born Mar 5, 1957

Mark Edward Smith is the lead singer, lyricist, frontman, and only constant member of the English post-punk group The Fall.

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1957 Birth Born on March 5, 1957.


1983 26 Years Old Smith married Chicagoan guitarist (and Fall band member, 1983–89, 1994–96) Brix Smith on 19 July 1983, though they divorced in 1989. … Read More


2001 44 Years Old He married his present wife, Eleni (sometimes called Elenor or Elena) Poulou, in 2001, and she joined The Fall in September 2002.
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When British DJ and Fall champion John Peel died in 2004, Smith made a notorious appearance on the BBC's Newsnight show. … Read More
2005 48 Years Old In January 2005, The Fall were the subject of The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith, a BBC Four television documentary. … Read More


In interviews, he has cited Colin Wilson, Wyndham Lewis, Thomas Hardy, Philip K. Dick as influences, as well as Edgar Allan Poe, Raymond Chandler, and H. P. Lovecraft, whose short story "The Colour Out of Space" he read in Christmas 2007 for the BBC Collective website. … Read More
2008 51 Years Old Smith's autobiography, Renegade: The Gospel According to Mark E. Smith, recorded with Manchester-based writer Austin Collings, was published by Viking Books in April 2008. … Read More
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