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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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 2008 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore (Video Game) ("Lips Of An Angel")
 2003 Stuck in the Middle (Video) (writer: "Something About You")
 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 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 12 February 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "Running In the Family")
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 1984 The Steam Video Company (TV Series)
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 2012 The Wright Stuff (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Panelist
- Episode #17.202 (2012) ... Himself - Guest Panelist
 2002 The Buzz (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Himself
 2001 One Hit Wonderland (TV Mini-Series)
 2000 Top Ten (TV Series documentary)
- 1987 (2000) ... Himself
 1981-1994 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
- Episode dated 11 August 1994 (1994) ... Himself (as Level 42)
- Episode dated 28 April 1994 (1994) ... Himself (as Level 42)
- Episode dated 24 February 1994 (1994) ... Himself (as Level 42)
- Episode dated 15 August 1991 (1991) ... Himself (as Level 42)
- Episode dated 1 September 1988 (1988) ... Himself (as Level 42)
 1990 French and Saunders (TV Series)
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1990) ... Himself
 1989 Pero ¿esto qué es? (TV Series)
- Episode dated 10 November 1989 (1989) ... Himself (as Level 42)
 1988 Rockopop (TV Series)
as Level 42
- Episode dated 5 November 1988 (1988) ... as Level 42
 1987 Showtime at the Apollo (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Himself (as Level 42)
 1987 Tocata (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 April 1987 (1987) ... Himself (as Level 42)
 1984 Saturday Superstore (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 6 October 1984 (1984) ... Himself (as Level 42)
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 2002 Pure 80's: The DVD (Video)
Himself (segment "Something About You") (as Level 42)

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

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Level 42


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

As I always say to any aspiring student, just play as much as you can with as many people as you can. You may not always like the songs or the music - if you go from playing 'The Gay Gordons' to a swinging little quickstep, to a Stevie Wonder track, to doing 'River Deep, Mountain High', to a Beatles song, to a waltz, half the time you're thinking 'I can't stand this stuff', but what's happening ... See more »


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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