S2 E7 Mark Meyer The Engine Room Drummer: Stylus, Moving Pictures, Marcia Hines, Richard Clapton, Mark Gillespie, Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, & many more.
South Australian Music Hall of Famer 'Mark Meyer' joins me this week to chat about his amazing career. Mark is one of Australia's most recorded and toured drummers, who started his career gigging in Adelaide whilst in high school, eventually making the move to Melbourne where he joined 'Stylus' (who were the only Australian act to be released by Motown Records in the USA.) Mark's career really took off after 'Stylus' disbanded in 1979 when he was invited to join the Queen of Pop 'Marcia Hines' Band, the first gig with Marcia being the '2SM Concert of the Decade' which was the biggest outdoor music spectacle, boasting a Who's Who of Australian musical talent, held on the steps of the Sydney Opera House on November 4th, 1979.
Mark has recorded in the vicinity of 400 albums both as a session drummer and as a band member of: Stylus, Marcia Hines, Richard Clapton, Moving Pictures, Jenny Morris, Divinyls, Mark Gillespie, Wendy Mathews, Dave Dobbyn, Keith Urban and Trisha Yearwood just to name a few. He chats about recording at 'Sound City', Van Nuys and 'The Record Plant' LA for the original Footloose Movie Soundtrack, and about how the band did not receive any royalties whatsoever for the track "Never" due to the bankruptcy of their U.S. record company.
Music: Intro 'Jenny Morris' "You I Know" written by 'Neil Finn". During the interview: 'Marcia Hines' "You", 'Dragon' "Celebration" written by 'Kool & the Gang', 'Moving Pictures' "Never" (Footloose soundtrack), 'The Party Boys' "I Fought The Law" written by 'Sonny Curtis', 'Chasin The Train' "Fever" written by 'Eddie Cooley' and 'Otis Blackwell', 'The Fallen Saints' "The Maker", and Outro 'Richard Clapton' "The Best Years of Our Lives."
Links relating to this episode: Stylus, If You Believe In Me, https://australianmusichistory.com/concert-of-the-decade/, Dragon - Celebration (Official Music Video), Footloose: Moving Pictures - Never, Fever - Chasin The Train, "I Fought The Law" The Party Boys, Marcia Hines "You" 2SM Concert of the Decade, Jenny Morris "You I Know", Richard Clapton "The Best Years of Our Lives", and SA Music Hall of Fame. Mark's (current) Bands: Chasin The Train, The Fallen Saints, Gumbo Ya Ya, Just One Look - The Songs and Sounds of Linda Ronstadt, http://stewartdarrietta.com/my-joe-cocker/, http://stewartdarrietta.com/my-leonard-cohen/ and After Midnight - Fringe Tickets
Drum lessons with Mark: Mark Meyer Facebook, Mark is endorsed by C & C Drums and loves Zilli Cymbals
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