Mark Hollis

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Mark Hollis
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Background information
Birth nameMark David Hollis
Born(1955-01-04)4 January 1955[1]
Tottenham, London, England[1]
Died25 February 2019(2019-02-25) (aged 64)
Wimbledon, London, England
GenresNew wave, synthpop, art rock, post-rock, folk, jazz, ambient
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1977–1998, 2012
Associated actsTalk Talk, Unkle, Anja Garbarek

Mark David Hollis (4 January 1955 – 25 February 2019) was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He was known as the co-founder, lead singer and main songwriter of the synthpop/post-rock band Talk Talk. His 1998 debut solo album was his best known work.[2] Hollis had largely retired from the recording industry in the late 1990s.

On 25 February 2019, it was announced that Hollis died at the age of 64 from a short-illness at his Wimbledon, London home.[3][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Marsh, Roberts & Benjamin 2015, p. 31.
  2. "A record that floors me each time." Parkes, Jason A. (12 May 2007). "Rev. of Mark Hollis, Mark Hollis". Julian Cope Presents Head Heritage. Retrieved 27 June 2009.
  3. Very sorry to hear the news that #MarkHollis of #TalkTalk has died. He was behind some of the finest albums of the 1980s / early 1990s. R.I.P.
  4. Savage, Mark (26 February 2019). "Talk Talk star Mark Hollis dies at 64". Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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