Hudson Ford

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hudson Ford
Origin England
Genres Rock
Progressive rock
Years active 1973–1977
Labels A&M
Associated acts Strawbs
Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera
The Monks
Past members Richard Hudson
John Ford
Chris Parren
Mickey Keen
Gerry Conway
Ken Laws

Hudson Ford were a UK rock band-style duo, formed when John Ford and Richard Hudson left Strawbs in 1973. The original lineup featured Hudson (now playing guitar instead of drums) and Ford along with Chris Parren on keyboards, Mickey Keen on guitars, and Gerry Conway on drums. Conway left in May 1974 prior to the recording of "Free Spirit" and was replaced by Ken Laws. Mickey Keen left the band in December 1974 and was not replaced. The lineup remained stable from that point until the group dissolved in late 1977.

The first album Nickelodeon also featured session musicians including Rick Wakeman.

In 1979 they re-surfaced billed as The Monks.

Hudson and Ford had been in Elmer's Gantry's Velvet Opera in the mid 1960s and they both left the group and joined Strawbs, where they stayed until forming "Hudson Ford".

Personnel[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Nickelodeon (1973)
  • Free Spirit (1974)
  • Worlds Collide (1975)
  • Repertoire (1976) - compilation
  • Daylight (1977)

Singles[edit]

  • "Pick Up The Pieces" - (1973) - Number 8 (UK Singles Chart)
  • "Burn Baby Burn" - (1974) - Number 15
  • "Floating In The Wind" - (1974) - Number 35

[1]

  • "Are You Dancing" - (1977)

[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 262. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Top of the Pops, BBC TV, September 1, 1977