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Mark Hollis Obituary

Mark Hollis (Photo by Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images)
Mark Hollis (Photo by Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images)
Mark Hollis was the co-founder, lead singer, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the 1980s British synth-pop band Talk Talk. The band was popular during the early MTV new wave era with the hit songs “Talk Talk,” and “It’s My Life.” They moved to new romantic art rock for their 1985 album, “The Colour of Spring,” which included the hit “Life’s What You Make It.”

In 1988, the band released the critically acclaimed but commercial flop, “Spirit of Eden,’ a highly influential pioneering post-rock record. Hollis released one solo album after the band broke up in 1991 and then left the music industry, retreating from the public eye.

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