Almond, Marc

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Almond, Marc Gender: M
Peter Mark Sinclair Almond
born on 9 July 1957 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Southport, England, 53n39, 3w01
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°41' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 14°21 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 16°31'

Marc Almond
photo: shiver_shi, license cc-by-sa-2.0


British entertainer, the flamboyant homosexual singer of the ’80’s band, "Soft Cell." Teamed with Dave Ball, Anthony gained a cult following with hits like "Tainted Love," which went to No.1 in August 1981, and "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye," 1982. Their music, sometimes described as "sleazy electronic pop," centered on themes of hedonism, alienation and emptiness, and their album, "Memorabilia" was the first techno record ever released. Although their music regularly hit the top five on the charts, Soft Cell split up in 1984.

Almond remembers his teenage years as a time when he was bored with high school, just trying to get from day to day, but as well, he remembers how difficult it was to summon the courage to purchase a copy of "Gay News." Although physically small and thin with tattoos, Almond transformed when performing, becoming magnetic and sexy. He didn’t let the breakup of "Soft Cell" sidetrack his climb to fame. Almond quickly formed a new group, "Marc and the Mambas," but after only two albums, they too went their separate ways.

Next embarking on a solo career, he enjoyed a fair amount of success, primarily in Europe, and he produced a series of albums including "The Stars We Are," his most acclaimed effort. Although his initial success as a musician came during the 1980s, Almond, by his own admission, has little memory of those days due to his extensive use of the drugs LSD and Ecstasy. During 1999, he made a solo worldwide tour, and in October of that year, his autobiography, "Tainted Love," was released. In 2001, Almond and Ball reunited after 17 years apart, and "Soft Cell" released a new album, "Stranger Things."

On October 17, 2004, the British singer sustained severe injuries when the motorcycle on which he was a passenger crashed into a car in London. Almond underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Cave, Nick (born 22 September 1957). Notes: Members of The Immaculate Consumptive
  • associate relationship with Pitney, Gene (born 17 February 1940). Notes: Music collaborators


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released August 1981 ("Tainted Love")
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  • Social : Left group 1984 (Soft Cell)
  • Social : Begin Travel 1999 (World-wide tour)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released October 1999 (Autobiography)
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  • Social : Joined group 2001 (Soft Cell reunited)
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 17 October 2004 (motorcycle crash resulting in surgery)
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Source Notes

Frank Clifford quotes Garry Heaton from Almond by letter. In his autobiography, "Tainted Life" (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1999), Almond writes that he is a Cancerian with a Leo Ascendant (the book contains no birthtime), but the data he gave to Heaton makes him a double Cancer.


  • Traits : Personality : Attention seeking (Tattoos)
  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric (Flamboyant)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (motorcycle crash)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (LSD and Ecstasy)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo ("Soft Cell")
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer