I didn't expect to read this when I come on here, but he was such a private person who shunned the limelight at all costs it is no wonder it is only leaking out through a few sites. A few musicians of his peer grounp have spoke about it on Twitter, so imagine it is sadly going to be true.
Talk Talk were a top, top group and which he was the driving force behind it, just a pity he all but gave up on music back in the 90s which was certainly musics loss, but he apparently felt he had nothing more to offer musically.
I am gutted to have read this news, really gutted.
Post by maninasuitcase on Feb 25, 2019 20:33:30 GMT
Great post daz.
I always hoped that Mark would come out from retirement but he never did. Mike, who was best man at my wedding in 1991 really adored Talk Talk. They were his favourite band off all time. The pair of us went to see them live in 1986.
Honestas non est optimum consilium est: consilium non solum est.
BEen doing a bit of DIY recently in the evenings, so when doing it last night I looked out my Talk Talk albums and listened to the first three, which are really good albums. Despite getting all the plaudits for Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, I think their first three albums hold up very well, possibly overlooked a bit due to them being songs and fairly commercial at that, but still a fine legacy of work to leave behind.
I was thinking of Hollis yesterday and how he gave up on music completely and despite his stock rising over the past few years with people appreciating their music more than ever, he still shunned the limelight, something very few pop stars have ever done.
Edit: Got Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock played last night, brilliant albums.