Multi-instrumentalist 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.
Mark, along 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.
In the meantime, Mark has continued to release solo albums, such as Captivated, Held Hostage, Ooh Baby, The Love We Save, and Tribute to Johnny Hartman.
Here he is singing “Not on the Outside”..