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 band The Fall.

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1957 Birth Born on March 5, 1957.


1983 26 Years Old Smith married American guitarist, and Fall band member (1983–89 and 1994–96) Brix Smith on 19 July 1983.


1988 31 Years Old Smith also wrote the music for a Michael Clark Dance Company ballet in 1988 called I Am Curious, Orange, which debuted in Amsterdam and is about Prince William of Orange. … Read More
1989 32 Years Old They divorced in 1989 and he has since remarried twice. … Read More


2001 44 Years Old He married his present wife, Eleni Poulou, also called Elenor or Elena, in 2001. … Read More
2004 47 Years Old 1 More Event
When British DJ and Fall supporter 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, Mark E. Smith was the subject of The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith, a BBC Four television documentary. … Read More


In interviews, Smith has cited Colin Wilson, Arthur Machen, 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, written with Manchester-based writer Austin Collins, was published by Viking Books in April 2008.
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