Talk Talk Singer Mark Hollis Dead at 64

Mark Hollis, the lead singer, co-founder, and principal songwriter of the 80’s pop band has died, no confirmed cause of death has been released.

Talk Talk, had several hits the 1980’s. Their 1982 debut album, The Party’s Over, included a #14 U.K. hit with “Today.” A self-titled single, “Talk Talk,” earned the group modest success in the U.S. at #75, reaching #23 in the U.K. Their follow up album in 1984 “It’s My Life,” peaked at #31 on the Hot 100 list in the US. When the single was released, it reached #13 in the UK

Former Talk Talk bassist Paul Webb wrote on Facebook. “I am very shocked and saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mark Hollis.” “Musically he was a genius and it was a honour and a privilege to have been in a band with him. I have not seen Mark for many years, but like many musicians of our generation I have been profoundly influenced by his trailblazing musical ideas. He knew how to create a depth of feeling with sound and space like no other. He was one of the greats, if not the greatest.”

Duane C Gillette