and vocalist from Washington,
D.C., who was one of the
founding members of The Moments.
He was the lead singer on one of their early hits, “Not on the
Outside”, which peaked at #13 on the Billboard R&B rolls and
crossed over at #57 on the Hot 100 singles chart.
with original members Richard Gross and Eric Olfus,
Sr., left the group shortly thereafter and inked a deal with Volt Records,
which was a younger sister of Stax. Donald Spriggs
joined them and they became The Leaders.
In 1994, Mark
released a solo album, Love is More
than Spoken. This was
followed by The Mark Greene Project,
a collection of standards, in the new millennium. Curiously, the same material showed
up on Days of Wine and Roses in
2007, but the title song does not appear on the album.
He was asked
to rejoin The Moments, but demurred, citing a discrepancy in
royalties. There was a fierce
legal battle, and he eventually won the rights to the name “The
Moments” and they began recording again in the 21st century. They were billed as “The Moments featuring Mark Greene” on 2005’s Unspoken Moments and 2007’s Urban Legacy.
meantime, Mark has continued to release solo albums, such as Captivated, Held Hostage, Ooh Baby,
The Love We Save, and Tribute to Johnny Hartman.