Bob Hudson (singer)
|Origin||Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia|
|Occupation(s)||radio presenter; archeologist|
|Associated acts||Margret RoadKnight|
Robert "Bob" Hudson is an Australian singer and radio presenter, his satirical narrative, "The Newcastle Song" topped the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart for four weeks in 1975. The single version was an edit of the ten-minute live recording from the related album, Newcastle Song. His album track, "Girls in Our Town", was a Top 40 single for country singer Margret RoadKnight.
Bob Hudson is an Australian singer and radio presenter, his satirical narrative, "The Newcastle Song" topped the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart for four weeks in 1975. The single version was an edit of the ten-minute live recording from the related album, Newcastle Song. With producer, Chris Neal, he co-wrote the response song, "Rak off Normie" which was recorded by Maureen Elkner for her top ten hit. His album track, "Girls in Our Town", was a Top 40 single for country singer Margret RoadKnight; Hudson and RoadKnight toured together. Other albums by Hudson are After Me Cat Left Home (1975) and Party Pieces (1980).
Initially, Bob was school teacher and solo folk/comic singer in the late 1960s.
He was lead singer in the Electric Jug Band that played to the packed back bar of the Star Hotel in Newcastle on Saturday afternoons through the early 1970s.
Hudson was one of the original on-air team at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) rock radio station 2JJ (Double Jay, now Triple j) in 1975, and later worked for 2BL, presenting Music Buffs' Talk Back Show with Glenn A. Baker, and on ABC radio's international news desk.
- McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Whammo Homepage". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Retrieved 4 January 2010. Note: Archived [on-line] copy has limited functionality.
- Spencer, Chris; Zbig Nowara; Paul McHenry (2002) . The Who's Who of Australian Rock. Noble Park, Vic.: Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-86503-891-1.  Note: [on-line] version established at White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd in 2007 and was expanded from the 2002 edition.
- McFarlane (1999). Encyclopedia entry for 'Bob Hudson'. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
- Spencer et al, (2007) HUDSON, Bob entry. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
- Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
- "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
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