Mark E Smith

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Kay Bateman obituary
Other lives: First manager of the Manchester band the Fall who later became a nurse to people with HIV

Dave Simpson

21, Jun, 2020 @10:45 AM

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The Fall: where to start in their back catalogue
Our Listener’s Digest series continues, guiding you through the key moments in the 31-album discography of Mark E Smith’s post-punk band

Daniel Dylan Wray

25, Mar, 2020 @11:03 AM

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The Fall on a wall: Mark E Smith mural painted on side of chip shop
Singer-songwriter, who died in January, commemorated in his home town of Prestwich

Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent

25, Sep, 2018 @11:11 AM

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Mark E Smith's family disclose cause of death
The Fall frontman, who died on 24 January, was being treated for terminal lung and kidney cancer

Laura Snapes

13, Feb, 2018 @3:34 PM

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Mark E Smith: an autodidact fired by a singular vision
Sean O’Hagan twice interviewed the Fall frontman, Mark E Smith, who died last week. Here he recalls a true outsider: unpredictable, entertaining… a scabrous post-punk voice

Sean O'Hagan

28, Jan, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Stewart Lee on the 'nerveracking thrill' of being a fan of the Fall
‘Mark E Smith provided me with an alternative education’

Stewart Lee

28, Jan, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Goodbye to Mark E Smith, and good riddance to a charity fundraiser
The week the Fall legend died also saw No 10 slipping up on Burns Night and David Cameron hanging around in Davos

John Crace

26, Jan, 2018 @11:57 PM

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Brix Smith Start on Mark E Smith: 'He shook up the snow globe every day'
Mark E Smith’s former bandmate and wife talks about of his ‘multidimensional’ creativity, his channelling of chaos, and the sausage rolls at their wedding

Interview by Laura Snapes

26, Jan, 2018 @7:00 AM

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'An agent of chaos, fuelled by fire': stars' memories of Mark E Smith
Brix Smith Start, Maxine Peake, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and various musical collaborators remember their most frantic and funny moments with Mark E Smith

Interviews by Laura Snapes and Rachel Aroesti

26, Jan, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Time travel, amphetamines and Virgin Trains: the story of the Fall in 20 songs
Mark E Smith’s group of psychedelic post-punks rank as one of the most visionary, singular British bands of all time. From their krautrock beginnings to their still-brutal late period, here is the definitive primer to their work

Alexis Petridis

25, Jan, 2018 @6:19 PM

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How Mark E Smith became Manchester's most unlikely style icon
The Fall’s frontman had a uniform of shirts and leather jackets, which suggested he couldn’t care less about what he wore, an anti-fashion approach to fashion. Of course, this made him all the cooler

Morwenna Ferrier

25, Jan, 2018 @12:53 PM

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'A sad day – but John Peel will be rubbing his hands': readers remember Mark E Smith
We’ve been following an emotional reaction from readers to the news Mark E Smith, founder and leader of the Fall, has died aged 60

Guardian readers and Matthew Holmes

25, Jan, 2018 @11:15 AM

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