The Hudsons first came into the limelight when they landed a Summer of 74 replacement series in the" Sonny & Cher show" time slot on CBS. The following fall, their show moved to Saturday mornings where they performed their pop tunes and comedy skits aimed at pre-teens. (Remember Rod Hull and his scary Emu?)
Although their music was solid, well-crafted pop music, the Hudsons connection to the teen world did more to hider their career as musicians than help it. they did have some chart succes with the singles "Rendezvous" and "So You Are A Star" (written by Mark for Bill Hudson's then wife, Goldie Hawn), they were virtualy boycotted by FM radio.
Although they were older and noticeably hairier than most of their contemporary idols, The Hudson Brothers were very popular with readers of the teen publications, and remained popular well past the Bicentennial.
Brett, Bill and Mark Hudson have all appeared as backing vocalists on many LPs both credited and uncredited.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Mark Hudson is a noted sonwriter producer and musician. He wrote "Living on the Edge" for Aerosmith, and songs for Hanson on their "Middle of the Road" CD. He also has toured with Ringo Star and his All Star Band in 2005.
Heartthrob of the group, Brett Hudson has a little less hair than he did in the '70s, but is still charming as ever. He is currently working in television production, and has several projects in development.
DID YOU KNOW:
The Hudson Brothers wrote and appeared in a 1983 film called "Hysterical"
The Hudson Brothers sang back-up on David Cassidy's "Home is Where The Heart Is" and "The Higher They Climb" LPs