Mark E. Smith

1957 - 2018

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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 1,188,690 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Mark E. Smith is the 2,094th most popular singer (down from 1,918th in 2019), the 5,050th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,203rd in 2019) and the 216th most popular British Singer.

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  • 18

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  • 3.33

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Among singers, Mark E. Smith ranks 2,094 out of 3,541Before him are Baek Ji-young, Patricia Manterola, Cleo Laine, Skylar Grey, Linde Lindström, and Diego Boneta. After him are Nâdiya, JB, Juice Wrld, Sana, Randy Blythe, and Crystal Gayle.

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Among people born in 1957, Mark E. Smith ranks 477Before him are Meagen Fay, Vince Gill, Cheryl Lynn, Sato Kilman, Paul Sereno, and Peter Sellars. After him are Janet Napolitano, Murat Zyazikov, Lynne Cox, Cam Clarke, Andrew Dice Clay, and Geri Allen. Among people deceased in 2018, Mark E. Smith ranks 445Before him are Yevgeni Zimin, Danny Kirwan, Vibeke Skofterud, Andreas Kappes, Emma Chambers, and Tulsi Giri. After him are Denis Ten, Carlos Ezquerra, Ken Flach, Aloyzas Kveinys, Peter Thompson, and Stan Anderson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mark E. Smith ranks 5,050 out of 6,924Before him are Cleo Laine (1927), Bonobo (1976), Thomas Mitchell (1792), Thomas Sopwith (1888), Damien Magee (1945), and Danny Rose (1990). After him are Pippa Middleton (1983), Paula Malcomson (1970), Tony Miles (1955), David Gandy (1980), Henry Watson Fowler (1858), and Michael Park (1966).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Mark E. Smith ranks 216Before him are John Lundvik (1983), Anoushka Shankar (1981), Tracey Thorn (1962), Maxi Priest (1961), Lee Ryan (1983), and Cleo Laine (1927). After him are Paolo Nutini (1987), Tasmin Archer (1963), Tom Odell (1990), Anohni (1971), Skin (1967), and Sonique (1965).