Mark Hollis of Talk Talk dead aged 64

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Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis has died

Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis dies aged 64, Getintothis’ Peter Guy on a legendary maverick songwriter.

Mark Hollis of Talk Talk has died aged 64.

The iconic and enigmatic songwriter achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the 1980s as co-founder, lead singer and main songwriter of Talk Talk.

Talk Talk‘s breakthrough album was It’s My Life but it was their seminal 1988 album Spirit of Eden which cemented their status as a groundbreaking outfit as they departed from their pop roots and grew into a full-blown orchestral epic machine which saw journalists coin the term ‘post-rock‘.

Follow up Laughing Stock is also rightly regarded as a classic.

Talk Talk split up in 1992, with Hollis wanting to spend more time with his family.  Following the release of his 1998 debut solo album, Hollis largely retreated from the recording industry.

He was a guest on UNKLE‘s Psyence Fiction album, but such was his desire for privacy that he requested his name was removed from the album’s credits.

Getintothis send our respects to his friends and family.

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