Mark E Smith is fifteen years away from drawing from the government, of course, but let's raise a hearty glass on the occasion of his fiftieth. He's playing a gig in Bilston tonight, of course. Our own Illustrated Guide is still up and available, but we should also point you to No Rock'n'Roll Fun and Playlouder, which both have YouTube-centric appraisals.
If astrology is correct, Matt Lucas, John Frusciante, the Proclaimers twins, Eva Mendes, Jolene Blalock, MC Solaar, Penn Jilette from Penn & Teller, Elaine Paige, Eddy Grant, Dean Stockwell and Hugh Scully are having the same sort of life on a day to day basis as Mark E Smith. Crikey.