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Mark E. Smith

1957 - 2018

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Mark Edward Smith (5 March 1957 – 24 January 2018) was an English singer, 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 at the Lesser Free Trade Hall 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 31 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 1,505,662 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Mark E. Smith is the 2,204th most popular singer (down from 2,085th in 2019), the 5,462nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 5,038th in 2019) and the 223rd most popular British Singer.

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  • 38.21

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  • 18

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  • 2.02

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  • 3.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Mark E. Smith ranks 2,204 out of 3,528Before him are Emma Marrone, Renārs Kaupers, Swizz Beatz, Kristína, Michelle Williams, and Eric Saade. After him are Claudia Leitte, Ana Tijoux, Giorgia, Lisa Angell, Carrie Underwood, and Riki Sorsa.

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Among people born in 1957, Mark E. Smith ranks 528Before him are Harley Jane Kozak, Piet Wildschut, Viktor Gavrikov, Eddie Deezen, Lionel Shriver, and Nick Faldo. After him are Gert Engels, Janet Napolitano, Cheryl Lynn, Bogdan Musioł, Fatimata M'Baye, and Roberto Accornero. Among people deceased in 2018, Mark E. Smith ranks 488Before him are Nanette Fabray, Joseph Campanella, Jānis Bojārs, Gennadi Gagulia, Oliver Knussen, and Iraj Danaeifard. After him are Arnaud Beltrame, Donnelly Rhodes, João W. Nery, Ken Flach, Mathilde Krim, and Dave Morgan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mark E. Smith ranks 5,462 out of 7,765Before him are Peter Beardsley (1961), Jeremy Hunt (1966), Adrian Metcalfe (1942), Oliver Knussen (1952), Barbara Burke (1917), and Max Irons (1985). After him are Billy Bingham (1931), Geraint Thomas (1986), Garth Ennis (1970), Sarah Harding (1981), Robert Green (1980), and Lucy Davis (1973).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Mark E. Smith ranks 223Before him are Joss Stone (1987), Julie Covington (1946), Toyah Willcox (1958), Anohni (1971), Maxi Priest (1961), and Sonique (1965). After him are Lee Ryan (1983), Taio Cruz (1980), Tracey Thorn (1962), Brett Anderson (1967), Kathy Kirby (1938), and Tasmin Archer (1963).