Mark Hudson
American musician, songwriter, and record producer
Mark Hudson
Mark Hudson is a record producer, musician and songwriter based in both Los Angeles and New York City. After first rising to prominence as a performer, songwriter and TV personality in the 1970s as a member of the Hudson Brothers trio, Hudson achieved independent success as record producer and songwriter - working with a broad variety of artists including Cher, Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Hanson, Harry Nilsson, and the Baha Men.
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Taking The Plunge in Italy's Garfagnana Valley
Huffington Post - 5 months
"Lie down here on the rocks. Keep your head down. Cross your hands across your chest." I did as I was told and Davide gave me a firm push. I slid down the rock, freefalling for a brief second, then splashed into a deep pool of icy river water. After a few seconds my daughter came down behind me the same way. Spluttering for air, she grinned and yelled: "Omigod! That was amazing. Let's do it again!" It was our first time canyoning. We were clambering our way down the Rio Penguino in a a remote mountain valley in Northern Tuscany. Davide, our guide, had a mischievous grin and a strong handshake. Turns out he's mayor of one of the neighbouring villages. The half-day canyoning was just part of a high-energy family activity week that neatly addresses the problem of where to go on holiday with children that are too old for kids clubs but too young for nightclubs. There was hiking, cycling, climbing, zip wiring, swimming - and a little bit of conventional sightseeing - plus endless op ...
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Bust of British Queen 'looks like Tom Hanks'
Yahoo News - over 1 year
A new porcelain bust of the British monarch really takes the biscuit for some art critics. Celebrated Chinese sculptor Chen Dapeng made the 20-kilogram (44-pound) artwork -- the biggest piece of Chinese porcelain ever made -- and it will be offered to the queen as a gift. The strong-jawed, broad-nosed bust was unveiled at London's Winter Olympia Art and Antiques Fair, catching the eye of the Daily Telegraph's art critic Mark Hudson, who described the work as "rather out of proportion" and "looking a bit like Tom Hanks".
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Spilsby man gave in to “peer pressure” to burgle Mareham property
Horncastle News - almost 2 years
A Spilsby man “succumbed to peer pressure” when he helped to steal items from a garage, a court has been told. Christopher George Watling, 24, of Station Road, admitted committing burglary and theft at the garage at Mareham Le Fen on March 20, when he appeared before magistrates at Skegness. Jim Clare, prosecuting, said that at 10.30pm, a man walking his dog at Mareham Le Fen, heard a vehicle, which sounded like a land rover, driving away from the garage which was ‘very strange’ for that time of night. He said the man then discovered that his own garage had been broken into and a number of items, including a dishwasher, fishing tackle and microwave, had been taken. Mr Clare said that the man followed the land rover in his own vehicle and when he caught up with it was able to see his own belongings in the back of it. He contacted the police who stopped the land rover and found all the items in the rear of the vehicle. Watling was arrested but refused to say anything to the police, ...
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1,000 See Darby Officer Laid to Rest; Teen Critical After ATV Crash; Pennsauken Fire/Home Collapse
iradio philly - almost 2 years
About 1,000 people came to St. Joseph's Church in Collingdale on Saturday to pay their respects to fallen Officer Mark Hudson for a viewing followed by a multi-denominational service. The 26-year-old Darby police officer and...
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Slain Darby Borough Officer Mark Hudson laid to rest
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Hundreds gathered to pay tribute to a Darby Borough police officer who was shot and killed inside his own home a week ago - allegedly at the hands of his girlfriend.
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Leeds United: McDermott’s plenty to ponder on player front this summer
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 4 years
This time last year the catch-phrase of choice at Elland Road was major surgery. Neil Warnock cut into Leeds United’s squad and made his cuts deep, releasing five players and transfer-listing six. Andy Lonergan, Adam Clayton and Robert Snodgrass were sold and Ross McCormack nearly followed. Warnock’s signings in a single season totalled 17 and when Leeds sacked him last month he promised his successor that the squad he left behind was “two or three quality players” short of top-end Championship class. Brian McDermott is Warnock’s successor and his thoughts on that are presently his own. He has already submitted a list of potential recruits to United’s board, and asked how extensive his requirements were, the 52-year-old would only say: “It’s a list.” The surgery carried out by him is likely to be less severe than Warnock’s butchery last summer but, as McCormack admitted this week, the team will not lie untouched. Here, Inside Elland Road assesses at the state of the squad inherited ...
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Mark Hodson: This Year's Cheapest Holiday Destinations
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Where to go on holiday this year? It's tempting to simply reply: anywhere hot. But one of the key factors in your decision should be exchange rates. That's because sterling has taken a kicking in the international currency markets over the past 12 months, and is down by 4% against the Euro and 5% against the US dollar. That drop is affecting both the cost of your holiday abroad and the value of your spending money. And it's not just Europe and America that are affected: many hotels in regions such as the Caribbean, South East Asia and the Indian Ocean set their rates in US dollars. A strong greenback means higher prices for Brits. This is particularly unwelcome news as the UK economy festers in the doldrums and household budgets feel the financial pinch. However, by selecting your destination with care you can drastically reduce the price of your next holiday. Here at 101 Holidays we commissioned some research which found that some popular destinations are markedly ch ...
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Who is 'Elengo Papacostas'? Net closing on eBay fraudster who scammed dozens of victims out of festival tickets
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
EXCLUSIVE: Marc Hudson sold two Reading Festival tickets to 'Elengo Papacostas'. He handed the tickets over after receiving payment. However, four months later, there was a chargeback on his account.
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Mark Hodson: How to Survive a Long Haul Flight
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I've spent the best part of two decades in travel journalism so I've taken a lot of long-haul flights. And I think I've got it down to a fine art. Flying is stressful, most people agree on that. And I believe one of the reasons it's stressful is that passengers have no control over the process. Airline staff even jokingly refer to us as "self loading freight". So I believe the key to reducing the stress of flying is in taking control of the experience. At least, control the controllables. First, let me admit that I am a bit of a control freak. I prefer to watch movies at home rather than in the cinema because I like to be able to set the volume at my preferred level, and not to have to listen to my neighbors snacking all through the quiet scenes. I like maps and timetables. So I prefer an aisle seat, not just because I feel that I have more leg and elbow room, but because I don't want to ask anybody else's permission to go to the bathroom or fetch something from the o ...
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Mark Hodson: PHOTOS: 6 Secret Beaches In Europe
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The problem with beautiful beaches is that they tend to be full of tourists -- people like you and me. But go the extra mile and you can find undiscovered gems, even in the busy Mediterranean. These are some of the best beaches that have escaped the gaze of the great unwashed. --Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays
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Man stole a body warmer from charity shop while drunk
Boston Standard - over 4 years
A MAN who walked into a charity shop in the middle of the day and stole a body warmer was drunk when he took the item, a court has been told. Darius Wielgus, formerly of London Road, Kirton, saw the item through the window of the Britih Heart Foundation shop in Boston Market Place, went in, put it on and walked out – all in full view of a Town Ranger, Boston magistrates heard. Mark Hudson, prosecuting, said the 42-year-old Wieglus, who now lives in Fishtoft, but could not remember the address, had been drunk at the time of the incident. He added: “He said he felt ashamed for what he had done.” On Wednesday, he was fined £100 for the theft and told to pay £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
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Duo stole washing detergent to sell on for food and fags
Boston Standard - over 4 years
A DUO who stole more than £30 worth of washing detergent sold the items so they could buy food and cigarettes, magistrates heard last 
week. Vita Lazdina and Igors Selepjonoks, both of Trinity Street, Boston, got £10 in return for the four bottles of Ariel, which they took from the Co-op in West Street on August 16, which they used to buy food and cigarettes. They returned to the store the following day to steal fruit, cakes and sweets. Both defendants pleaded guilty to theft from a shop when they appeared before Boston magistrates on Wednesday Marie Stace, prosecuting, said they were caught by CCTV cameras taking the washing detergent, worth a total of £33.56, and they were stopped when they went into the shop the following day, after the cameras once again caught them stealing and they were identified as the culprits from the previous day. Both had been before the court recently for similar offences. Mark Hudson, defending, said both Lazdina, 23, and Selepjonoks, 34, had re ...
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Obituary: William “Bill” A. Woods
Enfield Patch - almost 5 years
William “Bill” A. Woods, 56, of Enfield, passed away peacefully on Friday (April 20, 2012) surrounded by loved ones. He was born on January 7, 1956 in Hartford, CT, son of Mildred (Jones) Woods and the late William Woods and was a lifelong resident of Enfield. He was a self-employed painting contractor and entrepreneur for many years. He was an avid card player, fisherman, and chess player Bill also enjoyed driving around town visiting friends and family. Bill leaves to morn his passing his loving mother Mildred Woods of Enfield, his beloved siblings; Charles Woods of Enfield, Raymond Hudson, Jr. of W. Springfield, MA, Susan Wadlegger of Springfield, MA and Jolie Cartagena of Windsor Locks, his many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Besides his father he was predeceased by his brother Richard Hudson. Bill’s family would especially like to thank his sister-in-law, Nicole Woods, niece Ula Wadlegger and nephew, Mark Hudson for their unselfish and devoted time ...
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The rise of Ceu from a chaotic Brazillian city to biggest coffee shop chain
Daily News and Analysis - almost 5 years
Raised in a smog-filled metropolis and championed by the international coffee shop chain, Ceu is the authentic voice of the new Brazil, says Mark Hudson.
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Mary Hudson Myers
Argus Press - almost 5 years
Of Ovid, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at the age of 94.
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CARLING CUP FINAL: Cardiff team news - Mark Hudson and Stephen McPhail to undergo fitness tests
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Cardiff manager <a class="fplink fp-580593" href="/Malky+Mackay+1">Malky Mackay</a> will hand late fitness tests to <a class="fplink fp-588763" href="/Mark+Hudson+1">Mark Hudson</a> and <a class="fplink fp-257673" href="/Stephen+Mcphail+1">Stephen McPhail</a> ahead of their Carling Cup final clash with Liverpool at Wembley.
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Chief Mark Hudson says Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council becoming 'vital contributor'
Courier Journal - about 5 years
Since being formed 18 months ago, the volunteer panel has helped devise a plan to recruit more black, female and Hispanic cops, worked with Hudson on sweeping changes to the city's next-in-line tow roster and planted the seeds for a new citizens police academy.
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New Cardiff City signing Ben Turner taking no risks over playing return - WalesOnline
Google News - over 5 years
Turner is more likely to play a full match at Plymouth and then launch his challenge for a first-team place by putting pressure on current central defensive pair Mark Hudson and Anthony Gerrard. “Ben was excellent against Southampton,” said Bluebirds
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Point should have been three - Worksop Today
Google News - over 5 years
Two minutes in Jamie Jackson won a free-kick on the left, Mark Hudson curled it in and as Sports keeper Damian Clarke came out, Marc Roberts simply nodded past him for the opener. Worksop began the game with a 4-3-3 formation, Joe Fox coming into the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Hudson
    FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 57
    In March 2009, he presented a soft launch of his first solo album, titled The Artist, at The Fest For Beatles Fans convention in New Jersey, where he also previewed music videos for the songs "Happy" and "All The Tea in China", the latter of which also featured his brother Brett Hudson.
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  • 2008
    Age 56
    On April 13, 2008, Mark was asked to perform for US President Bill Clinton at a fundraising rally supporting Hillary Clinton's nomination campaign.
    More Details Hide Details The performance took place at Puck, Doylestown, PA.
  • 2007
    Age 55
    In 2007, he participated as a counselor at both the New York and Las Vegas 10th Anniversary Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp, and, in 2008, at the Los Angeles camp.
    More Details Hide Details The camps are an opportunity for non-professional music enthusiasts to perform with professional musicians. Hudson is currently selling prints of his original artwork as well as a range of other merchandise. Hudson has been working with Alexander James McLean, a member of former boy-band the Backstreet Boys, on AJ's first solo album. Hudson has also written songs with JC Chasez of 'N Sync.
    On October 28, 2007, Hudson made his professional solo stage debut in a sold-out, one-man show called "Livin' on the Edge" at Puck, Doylestown, PA.
    More Details Hide Details During the show, Hudson conveyed his experiences with rock music's elite using humorous anecdotes, impersonations, and music.
    For the week of July 19, 2007, Hudson was the stand-in DJ on WBIG-FM, a Washington, D.C.-based radio station.
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    In the tabloid newspaper The Sun, dated May 14, 2007, it was reported that Hudson would not continue as vocal coach for the following series of The X Factor.
    More Details Hide Details According to the tabloid report, which did not cite any sources, the alleged reason for the dismissal was comments Hudson made on the show about the winner Leona Lewis not having the 'it' factor needed to connect with an audience. The paper claimed that these comments angered Simon Cowell.
    He also took the stage for an evening performance "in-the-round" at the CMW Songwriter's Festival 2007.
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    In early 2007, Hudson was invited to participate for the third year running at Canadian Music Week (CMW).
    More Details Hide Details The CMW is the most prestigious event on Canada's music industry calendar, showcasing over 500 bands across 40 venues and inviting industry experts to share their knowledge at seminars. Hudson's seminar panel included fellow songwriting associates, Nile Rodgers, Glen Ballard, and Don Was.
    It was nominated for Best Surround Sound Album in the 51st annual Grammy Awards for the year 2007–2008.
    More Details Hide Details The nine albums co-produced by Hudson featured a total of 82 different songs. 17 of the 82 songs were cover versions of various classics and oldies. The other 65 songs were specially-composed new songs. Underscoring the primacy of his role in the creation of the albums, Hudson was credited as co-writer of 64 of the 65 new songs.
  • 2006
    Age 54
    In 2006, Hudson again assumed his coaching role on the 3rd series of The X Factor, this time coaching all the acts on a weekly basis.
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    At Hudson's request, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler made a guest appearance on Keith Anderson's July 2006 single called "Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll", the title track from his debut album.
    More Details Hide Details The single was remixed by Hudson in Nashville, and Tyler's vocal added at Hudson's studio in Los Angeles.
    On March 5, 2006, he achieved his first Number 1 in the UK Top 40 singles chart with an original song he had written for Chico Slimani, X Factor contestant.
    More Details Hide Details Called "Chico Time", it displaced Madonna from the top of the chart. It has sold over 100,000 copies in the UK. The X Factor: Battle of the Stars was screened in the UK during the week of May 29, 2006. Hudson was recruited to reprise his coaching role, this time with celebrities who performed in a week long once-a-night version of the show, raising money for their chosen charity. The show was won by Lucy Benjamin, actress; runner up was Matt Stevens, England Rugby International. The British public voted for their favourites as Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh, and Simon Cowell sat in judgment.
    Hudson said in an interview with Beatlefan magazine that withdrawing from the 2006 All-Starr band tour was not the primary reason for the split and cited Starr's preference for using more synthesized sounds for his next album.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to the split with Starr, Hudson had co-written and recorded all 12 songs heard on the final version of the Liverpool 8 album. After the split, Starr had the tracks remixed by Dave Stewart who was credited as "re-producer." The album was released in January 2008 on EMI/Capitol Records as part of Starr's new recording deal, having left Koch Records in late 2006. In 2003, Hudson formed a jointly-owned record company with Ringo Starr called Pumkinhead Records intended to release recordings by other artists. Distribution for the label was set up via EMI. The label released an album titled Fake Songs by Liam Lynch, the creator of MTV's sock-puppet show Sifl and Olly. In 2005, Hudson produced a new, multi-artist recording of Eric Clapton's 1993 song "Tears in Heaven" as a charity single for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Funds raised from the project, which was initiated by Sharon Osbourne, went to the Save the Children charity. Hudson recorded the song in the UK, US and in Europe. Among musicians that Hudson and Osbourne recruited for the recording were: Elton John, Rod Stewart, Steven Tyler, Ozzy Osbourne, Phil Collins, Ringo Starr, Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige, Pink, Kelly Osbourne, Katie Melua, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli and members of Velvet Revolver: Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Dave Kushner and Scott Weiland.
  • 2004
    Age 52
    He has also written numerous tracks on Bon Jovi's 2004 box set, 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong.
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    In 2004, he was recruited by Sharon Osbourne to join her team as vocal coach for the UK TV show The X Factor.
    More Details Hide Details Nicknamed "Weird Beard" because of his colourful facial hair and flamboyant clothing, he coached all the under-25s in the first series and the over-25s in the second.
  • FORTIES
  • 1995
    Age 43
    According to a story published in the Los Angeles Times, in March 1995, Hudson was dismissed from his job at Walt Disney Corp. because of unproven allegations by female employees that he had engaged in sexual harassment.
    More Details Hide Details This story was repeated in an issue of Seconds magazine, a trade publication focusing on rock 'n' roll culture. 12 An anti-Disney tract published by conservative publishers Regnery Publishing, Disney: The Mouse Betrayed, cited unproven allegations against Hudson by Golden Globe nominated child actress-turned Oscar nominated songwriter (Lost Stars from Begin Again) and writer / producer of Natasha Bedingfield's worldwide hit Unwritten Danielle Brisebois as evidence of the author's contention that Disney was morally corrupt. 1314 None of the allegations referenced in the news stories or the anti-Disney book were under oath or penalty of perjury. No civil or criminal charges of any kind relating to any of the allegations were ever filed against Hudson by any individual or company. Hudson was married to British dancer Wendy Gotelee. Gotelee and Hudson had one child – singer/songwriter Sarah Hudson. Hudson's elder brother Bill Hudson fathered two children during his marriage to actress Goldie Hawn, making Mark Hudson the uncle of actress Kate Hudson and actor Oliver Hudson.
  • 1994
    Age 42
    In July 1994, he joined Disney's Hollywood Records as a songwriter and producer for performers such as Alice Cooper and Aerosmith.
    More Details Hide Details Disney brought him on board to sharpen production, and identify new acts.
  • 1993
    Age 41
    Hudson co-wrote the Grammy award-winning Aerosmith hit "Livin' on the Edge" in 1993, and has since co-written a total of 12 Aerosmith songs.
    More Details Hide Details He co-produced their 2001 album Just Push Play, co-writing six of the album's twelve songs. Hudson, along with Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Marti Frederiksen, make up what has become known as the "Boneyard Boys", the informal collective of songwriters, musicians and producers responsible for Aerosmith's creative process. For ten years starting in 1998, Hudson was the primary driving force as producer and composer behind Ringo Starr's continued career as a recording artist. In that endeavor, Hudson produced or co-produced nine albums for Starr. There were five critically acclaimed studio albums: Vertical Man (1998), I Wanna Be Santa Claus (1999), Ringo Rama (2003), Choose Love (2005) and Liverpool 8 (2008). Three live albums were also released during this relationship: VH1 Storytellers (1998), Ringo Starr and Friends (2006) and Ringo Starr: Live at Soundstage (2007). The ninth album – a compilation album Ringo 5.1: The Surround Sound Collection – included remixes of thirteen tracks originally produced by Hudson and Starr.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 34
    In 1986, he was the in-house bandleader on Fox's short-lived The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers.
    More Details Hide Details Rivers referred to the band as, "Mark Hudson, The Party Boys and The Tramp."
  • 1985
    Age 33
    In 1985, he co-starred with Geena Davis in the TV show Sara, playing her next-door neighbor Stuart Webber.
    More Details Hide Details Hudson also worked closely with Phil Ramone and sang background vocals on many albums/songs produced by Ramone, such as "Crazy for You" by Madonna.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on August 23, 1951.
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