Speakers Profile - Mark Holden

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While studying Law at Adelaide University and the University of New South Wales, Mark Holden made his name in the mid 1970s as the good-looking carnation carrying pop star who sang hits like Never Gonna Fall In Love Again and Last Romance.

Mark was signed by EMI Australia, for whom he went on to record three albums.

Relocating to Los Angeles in 1980 as a songwriter he had two Top Ten hits with the Temptations on Motown – 'Lady Soul' which is included on the Motown Greatest Hits 1972-92 Hitsville USA CD Compilation and along with 'Look What You Started' is also included on the definitive Temptations compilation The Emperors Of Soul.

Returning to Australia, In 1999, Mark launched his production, publishing and management company Marjac Productions, with his partner Jack Strom from 'Red Faces' on Hey, Hey It's Saturday.

Marjac Productions with Transistor Music Australia and Universal Music International launched Vanessa Amorosi onto the Australian and international stage with ARIA's #4 album of the year 2000 .

In 2001 he finally completed his law degree at Monash University and received an LLB.

Mark was honoured by This Is Your Life on Channel 9 in 2002.

In 2003 Mark played the guest-starring role of Dr. Adam Gilmour on the series MDA on the ABC and was a judge on the record-breaking Australian Idol which was the Ten Network's highest rating show ever.