Level 42

Level 42 – Running In The Family

Level 42 were a pop band of the 80’s and have quite an interesting history. Arguebly their most successful single (and album of the same name) was ‘running in the family’. The Album was released in 1986, with the single in 1987.That album reached number 1 in many countries.

The main face of Level 42 was Mark King, and in the early years (around 1979-1980) both he and Phil Gould (no longer in the band) became involved in Robin Scott’s pop project M — Gould contributed to the US number one single ‘Pop Muzik’.

Keeping up the momentum of this success, the band played at the Prince’s Trust concert in July 1987, with Eric Clapton standing in on lead guitar for a performance of Running in the Family.

With touring and personal health problems taking their toll on most ofthe band members, the band ended splitting up around 1994, but later in the decade played the odd private show after Mark King had gone solo (and brought in some members/former members in for his performances).

The band ended up reforming in 2001, and this year is their 30th anniversary year with multiple gigs lined up in the UK to be played.

Here is their best song:

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