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Mark King - Finally Production
 

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is an English musician. He is most famous for being the lead singer and bassist of the band, Level 42. In the early 1980s King popularized the 1970s slap style for playing the bass guitar by incorporating it into pop music. Originally, King pursued a career as a drummer. He even played drums for the band Re-Flex in their early years, before starting his career as a bass player. 

 

Running in the Family was the seventh album from Level 42, released in 1987. It featured the UK hit singles: „Lessons in Love“ (which reached No. 3 in May 1986), „Running in the Family“ (No. 6 in February 1987).

 

At one of their first gigs, at the La Babalu club in Ryde, Level 42 were spotted by Andy Sojka, the head of small independent record label Elite and signed. The next year they were signed to Polydor and King spent the next nine years recording and touring with the band. The first Top 40 single, „Love Games“, was released in 1981, heralding the band‘s first appearance on Top of the Pops. The big breakthrough came with the release of „The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)“ in 1983.

 
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