Level 42

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Manchester, England

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  • Level 42 started in 1980 as a jazz-funk fusion band, following in the footsteps of such pioneers as Stanley Clarke and Jan Hammer. By the end of the '80s, they were a pop-R&B band with a number of hit singles to their credit, and they continued to perform together until the mid-90's. The original lineup of Level 42 consisted of Mark King (bass, vocalist), Phil Gould (drums), his brother Boon Gould (guitarist), and Mike Lindup (keyboard player).

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Manchester, England

    Also Known As

    Level 42

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    • In 1987, Mark King and Mike Lindup performed a duet version of 'Dune Tune' on the French TV programme Rapido (TF1, France) and called it 'Rapido Blues'.

    • Mark King once appeared on comedy show 'French and Saunders' along with Ralph McTell, Mark Knopfler, Lemmy, David Gilmore and Gary Moore.

    • Mark King has released three solo albums called 'Influences' (1984), 'One Man' (1998) and 'Trash' (1999).

    • Mike Lindup has released two solo albums called 'Changes' and 'Conversations with Silence'.

    • Mike Lindup once appeared on quirky game show Banzai, beating Rick Wakeman on a musical speed challenge that involved playing every note on a piano keyboard in ascending order. Mike did it in 9.1 seconds!

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