Mark Hollis

1955 - 2019 (Age 64)


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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Davastated. I will always hear your voice.

Mark, een van mijn helden uit de jaren '80. Prachtige muziek, nog steeds en dat blijft.

Without you the world is not the same. You was too much perfect for the Industry. Your soul have no price for us.
Thank you mark, crying your lost I will listen your music for ever.

Like Mark, I was born in Tottenham and for as long as I can remember my family have supported Tottenham Hotspur (I even married a THFC supporter).
Mark's voice is wonderful and like no other, Talk Talk's music has stood the test of time and is both haunting and moving.
May you rest in peace dear man.

Karen Brooks,
Norfolk, UK.

Like Mark, I was born in Tottenham and for as long as I can remember my family have been Tottenham Hotspur supporters. I found Mark's haunting music and lyrics very moving and his voice is truly the best, along with Talk Talk, he was truly a one off. May you rest in peace dear man.

Karen Brooks,
Norfolk. England.

You have guided me throughout my life from listening to, "today" when my son was born through the break up of my marriage, consoling myself with your music and haunting voice.
I still listen almost daily to different songs you have recorded and almost 40 years on we are all still listening young old, family and friends.
Not everyone can make this world a better place, you certainly did.

This planet lost a beautiful soul, touching lyrics with that fabulous voice. Thank you Mark for sharing your talents with us, your songs live on forever. "Such a shame"

Mr Mark Hollis
God Bless You in eternity. I cant help but think that He has you in His loving arms when I watch your video on You Tube singing about Spirit.
I just started listening to you again and wondered where you were. Wish I got to know more about retired Mark Hollis, wife, family. I enjoy your music still and just find you fascinating in every way. Fly high my friend.

Mark Hollis, you were my angel, your music will never be forgotten. So loved and a truly beautiful soul. May you rest in peace Mark.