Mark Clarke (musician)


Mark Clarke (musician)
Mark Clarke
Origin Liverpool, England
Instruments Bass guitar

Mark Clarke (born 25 July 1950, in Liverpool, England) is a British musician, bass player and singer.

In 1966 Mark Clarke played with The Kegmen, in 1968 with The Locomotive and late 1968 with St. James Infirmary. In a Liverpool Echo news article, he was called "The Joe Cocker of Liverpool".

Mark Clarke was the bass guitarist for Colosseum from 1970 until the split of the band in 1971, and again from 1994, after Colosseum's reunion.[1] He was briefly a member of Uriah Heep,[2] performing (and co-writing) on one studio track, "The Wizard", on the 1972 album Demons & Wizards. He became a member of Jon Hiseman's Tempest[3] and played bass on the two Tempest studio albums with Allan Holdsworth, Ollie Halsall and Paul Williams, and a live album issued later. He also played bass on Ken Hensley's solo albums.

In 1975 he went on to join Natural Gas, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, and in 1980 started working with Billy Squier and recorded Don't Say No, The Stroke, In the Dark and many other albums with him. In 1985 he joined The Monkees, and until recently still worked with Davy Jones. Clarke has also worked with Mountain,[4] Ian Hunter and Torque, recording albums with all of them.

In 2010 Mark Clarke released his first solo album "Moving To The Moon".

Discography

Colosseum

Uriah Heep

  • 1972 - Demons & Wizards

Tempest

  • 1973 - Tempest
  • 1974 - Live in London
  • 1974 - Living in Fear

Ken Hensley

  • 1975 - Eager To Please
  • 1980 - Free Spirit

Ian Hunter

Mountain

  • 1985 - Go For Your Life
  • 1996 - Man's World

Solo albums

  • 2010 - Moving To The Moon

References

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Biography: Colosseum". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/colosseum-p16590/biography. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Uriah Heep". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/uriah-heep-p5733/biography. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Biography: Tempest". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tempest-p20975/biography. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Eder, Bruce; Huey, Steve. "Biography: Mountain". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mountain-p4969/biography. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 

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