Fans are remembering The Fall’s iconic leader Mark E. Smith.
The singer, lyricist, and iconoclast passed away three years ago today – January 24th – producing some of his best work right up until the end.
With a new generation of bands citing The Fall as an influence, his work had earned a fresh place within the broader consciousness.
Shortly after news of his passing was confirmed, Clash wrote:
It’s difficult not to be shaken by the news of his passing, as some things you really do take for granted; after all, in the back of your mind I think you believe there’s always going to be a new Fall LP round the corner? Yet as always, celebration not despair is most necessary, we should be celebrating the life and work of one of England’s greatest ever poets, a man whose influence stretches far beyond the remits of simply music.
Find the full tribute HERE.
With fans remembering the Manchester artist on social media, we’ve decided to re-share Mark E. Smith’s unforgettable stint reading out the football results for BBC One.
“Charlton Athletic… one-ah…”
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