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Mark King was born and raised on the Isle of Wight. With drummer Phil Gould, he was a member of Reflex and "M" before forming the jazz-funk instrumental band, Level 42, with Phil, Phil's guitarist brother, Roland Gould, and keyboards player, Mike Lindup. King attracted much attention with his distinctive and highly-skilled bass guitar playing and,... See full bio »

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Known For

Eye for an Eye
Eye for an Eye Soundtrack
(1996)
Hot Pursuit
Hot Pursuit Soundtrack
(1987)
Top of the Pops
Top of the Pops Himself / Himself - Level 42
(1981-1994)

Filmography

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 2016 Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- ¡Más música, por favor! (2016) ... (writer: "Lessons in Love")
 2014 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- We Gotta Get Out of This Place (2014) ... (writer: "Something About You" - uncredited)
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Video Game) (writer: "Something About You")
 2008 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore (Video Game) (writer: "Lips Of An Angel")
 2003 Stuck in the Middle (Video) (writer: "Something About You")
 1998 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.7 (1998) ... (writer: "Leaving Me Now")
 1996 Eye for an Eye ("Bitter Moon") / (performer: "Bitter Moon")
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Small Zones (1990) ... (writer: "Lessons in Love" - uncredited)
 1987 Hot Pursuit (writer: "Lessons in Love")
 1981-1987 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 12 February 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "Running In the Family")
- Episode dated 23 April 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Love Games")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

A member of the "Rock Against Repatriation" charity project in 1990.

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Alternate Names:

Level 42

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

Over the years, when parents have asked me about their kids wanting to play an instrument, I always say buy the best one you can afford. If it doesn't work out, and you flog it, you get your money back. A good instrument is also much easier to play and sounds good. If you start off with a clunker that's impossible to play, the kid will get disheartened, and you'll have wasted your money. For me, ... See more »

Trivia:

Although Level 42 never achieved a British number one single (1986's "Lessons in Love" was their highest placing, reaching number three), King does appear on the number one single "If I Was" by Midge Ure (on which he played bass). See more »

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Thunderthumbs See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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