Entertainer A Tribute to Mark the love of my life Mark and I were married on the 3rd November 1973 We had nearly 36 wonderful years together. Our first date was in Vietnam in 1970 Mark was the percussionist with the ABC orchestra for nearly 30 years.  At the age of 17 he was one of  Australia’s leading drummers. Mark’s interest in music did not stop with the drums and he went on to study tuned percussion at the Roy Knapp  School of Percussion in Chicago U.S.A.  In 1953 he joined the ABC.  During those years he also played on  dozens of Radio and Television shows including Bandstand.  Mark  played on many of the top commercials  of the day and worked with  international stars such as Sammy Davis Jr.,  Tony Bennett, Shirley Bassey   Tom Jones,  Perry Como, The Carpenters and Dusty Springfield, to name a few. Mark was indeed a Legend in the Australian Music Scene.  A credit to Mark’s creative talent was the re release of Eastern Horizons in 2008. It was originally recorded in 1967 and was a benchmark of the jazz appropriation of eastern scales, one of the earliest prototypes of eastern infused free jazz. I miss you Mark   Our Wedding Day Xmas 2007 Still Swinging at 75