Mark is married with two sons. He was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1946, at the start of period of the "baby-boomer" generation. He became an ardent student of rock and roll from an early age, and developed a "photographic memory" for record labels, flip-sides of 45rpm singles, and details of artists and song titles of the 1950s and 1960s.
Collecting records became a hobby which Mark found immensely rewarding, given his keen interest in pop music. He has now amassed a collection containing every charted single of the 1950s and 1960s, and most from the 1970s. His collection also contains thousands of rarities which failed to chart. Many of his records are listed on this website, and can be heard on his radio show.
Mark started his radio show in December, 1983 at 2NBC, which was Sydney's first community access radio station, where Mark broadcast for 17 years. His station's mobile studio took Mark's show to broadcast live from Sydney's Royal Easter Show in two consecutive years, plus a live broadcast from the Observation Deck atop Sydney's Centrepoint Tower (the first time such a broadcast was ever made from that location).
Mark has had live interviews on his radio show with almost every rock and roll pioneer in Australia. His guests included Australia's Col Joye, Lonnie Lee, Dinah Lee, Little Pattie, Normie Rowe, Warren Williams, Johnny Rebb, Johnny Devlin, Frank Ifield, The Delltones, The Atlantics, The Ramrods, Barry Stanton, Doug De Kroo, Alan Dale, Jay Justin, Digger Revell, Bryan Davies, Tony Worsley, Ray Brown, country music star Reg Lindsay and rock historian Glenn A. Baker. Sydney disc jockeys Graeme Webb and Ward Austin were guests on Mark's show, as well as international stars Tommy Sands and Guy Mitchell.
The "Saturday Night Rock and Roll Party Show" continues to provide listeners with the music they like to hear, and with prizes in regular competitions. Phone or email Mark direct from anywhere in the world. The contact details are on the home page of this website.