Mark E. Smith

1957 - 2018

Mark E. Smith

Mark Edward Smith (5 March 1957 – 24 January 2018) was an English singer and songwriter, who was the lead singer, lyricist and only constant member of the post-punk group the Fall. Smith formed the band after attending the June 1976 Sex Pistols gig in Manchester and was its leader until his death. During their 42-year existence, the Fall's line-up included some 60 musicians with whom Smith released 32 studio albums and numerous singles and EPs.Smith had a difficult and complex personality and was a long-term alcoholic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark E. Smith has received more than 1,075,827 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,907th most popular singer.

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  • 34.95

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  • 16

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  • 2.12

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  • 3.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Mark E. Smith ranks 1,917 out of 3,001Before him are Eva Simons, Ashlee Simpson, Mai Charoenpura, Alma, JoJo, and Florence Welch. After him are James Morrison, Redman, Wendy, Agnes Carlsson, Guildo Horn, and Mario Frangoulis.

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Among people born in 1957, Mark E. Smith ranks 412Before him are Murat Zyazikov, Lyubov Gurina, Cheryl Lynn, Steve Jordan, Lisa Murkowski, and Janet Napolitano. After him are Lynne Cox, Joseph Atiyeh, Robin Cousins, Satoru Otomo, David Silverman, and Barbara Jordan. Among people deceased in 2018, Mark E. Smith ranks 390Before him are Emma Chambers, Saida Gunba, Javier Otxoa, Thomas Bopp, Roy Hargrove, and Simon Shelton. After him are Arnaud Beltrame, Adrian Lamo, Andreas Kappes, Paul Laxalt, Liam O'Flynn, and Peggy McCay.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mark E. Smith ranks 4,206 out of 5,347Before him are Louis de Bernières (1954), Mick McCarthy (1959), Peter Reid (1956), Lucy Punch (1977), John Boyega (1992), and Florence Welch (1986). After him are James Morrison (1984), Bruce Forsyth (1928), Jimmy Hill (1928), Jonas Blue (1989), Natasha Bedingfield (1981), and Judd Trump (1989).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Mark E. Smith ranks 189Before him are Billy Bragg (1957), Alex Kapranos (1972), Olly Murs (1984), Paolo Nutini (1987), Jasmine Thompson (2000), and Florence Welch (1986). After him are James Morrison (1984), Natasha Bedingfield (1981), Tasmin Archer (1963), Paul Banks (1978), Lee Ryan (1983), and Jess Glynne (1989).