Mark began performing at the age of fifteen with local bands that played local venues. He was tapped to sing in a band called Freddy Chapman and the Idaho Playboys after he won a local talent contest. After Chapman left the area, Lindsay saw the other band members and a new member, Paul Revere, playing at a local I.O.O.F. Hall. He persuaded the current band to allow him to sing a few songs with them. The next day he was working at his regular job at a bakery when Paul Revere came in to buy supplies for a hamburger restaurant that he owned. This chance meeting began their professional relationship.
If you are in the Portland area you will need to visit Mark Lindsay's Rock Roll Cafe, this is Portland's first and only celebrity restaurant. It's similar to a Hard Rock Cafe where you can relax amongst classic guitars and rock and roll memorabilia while listening to K-Hits 106.7 broadcast live from the radio studio that is located in the corner of the restaurant. On Saturday nights you may see Mark Lindsey as a DJ working in the radio studio or mingling with the people in the restaurant and bar.