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What happened to the lead singer of Level 42?

What happened to the lead singer of Level 42?

One of the founding members of 1980s pop group Level 42 has died. A statement from lead singer Mark King said Boon Gould, 64, was found dead at his home in Dorset on Tuesday. He was the guitarist and saxophone player for the group between 1980 and 1987 and reunited for a one-off performance in Bristol in 2012.

Is Mark King a good bass player?

Mark King grew up on the Isle Of Wight and moved to London with the aim of being a professional drummer. Instead he became one of the world’s greatest bass players, but his earlier ambition may explain his highly rhythmic slap bass style. Mark King rose to fame in the eighties as bassist and vocalist of Level 42.

What are Level 42 named after?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The name of the band is a reference to the novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, in which “42” is the answer to “the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.” Having maintained their links with Wally Badarou, Phil Gould and Mark King invited him to work with Level 42.

Is Mark King left handed?

The harmony and the notes came along afterwards and any advice that I give, and that I give to my daughter Marlee, who plays the guitar really well, is that when you pick up the instrument to begin with, don’t get hung up with your left hand if you’re a right handed player, don’t get hung up with the chord shapes, make …

Does Level 42 still tour?

Level 42 is currently touring across 3 countries and has 5 upcoming concerts. Their next tour date is at Rockefeller in Oslo, after that they’ll be at Falkoner Salen in Frederiksberg.

Who is Level 42 lead singer?

Mark Raymond King
Mark Raymond King (born 20 October 1958) is an English musician. He is the lead singer and bassist of the band Level 42.

Who is Mark King married to?

Pia Kingm.?–1990
Ria King
Mark King/Spouse

Who was the bass player for Level 42?

Mark King
Level 42/Bassists

The longtime frontman, bassist and singer for the British funk-pop group Level 42 MARK KING helped to popularize the slap and pop style of playing the bass guitar and contribuited in develope this tecnique and the voice of the modern electric bass with his distinctive sound and playing style, introducing technical …

Did level 42 play Live Aid?

Level 42’s A Physical Presence: 30 Years Old Today Polydor Records, released 6th July 1985 Bought: Virgin Megastore Oxford Street, 13th July 1985 (the morning of Live Aid…)

Does level 42 still tour?

What kind of bass does Mark King play?

Mark King has used Status Graphite basses since the 1980s including the Series-2000 and Empathy models. In November 2000, Rob Green and Mark King developed the Status KingBass, a headless, double cut-away bass with a woven graphite through-neck, Status Hyperactive pickups and active electronics.

What age is Mark King?

63 years (October 20, 1958)
Mark King/Age