[NetBehaviour] Mark E Smith, founder and lead singer with the Fall, dies aged 60
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Thu Jan 25 11:45:08 CET 2018
Mark E Smith, founder and lead singer with the Fall, dies aged 60
Sad to hear abotu the death of Mark E Smith. I will be playing The Fall all day today. Will be missed. One of my many working class heroes...
"Smith formed the Fall in 1976 in Prestwich and was the only constant member of the band. He was known for his tempestuous relationship with his bandmates, and frequently fired them – there have been 66 different members over the years, with a third of them lasting less than a year. Smith famously once said: “If it’s me and yer granny on bongos, it’s The Fall.”
"He was a famously prolific musician. Last year the Fall released their 32nd studio album, New Facts Emerge, and had been fitfully touring in recent months when Smith’s health would allow. The band played London’s 100 Club in July, while Smith performed from a wheelchair in Wakefield in October."
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