Mark Hudson is the Forrest Gump of Rock & Roll. He was with John Lennon during his famous lost weekend. He was with Led Zeppelin when they tried to light Elton John on fire at a party. He was asked by Cher to do something very private that had always eluded her. This is just the beginning. Mark always seemed to be in the room when something historic, funny or just plain unbelievable was occurring.
In “Livin’ on the Edge” Mark talks about his experiences with rocks’ elite through monologues, funny anecdotes, impersonations and lots of music. The stories will leave you in stitches and the songs will keep playing in your head. His colorful outfits, colorful facial hair and colorful wit will hook you right from the start.
Mark wrote the Grammy winning song “Livin’ on the Edge” for Aerosmith plus went on to write a dozen other Aerosmith songs as well as producing several of their albums. He wrote “The Reason” with Carole King which became a huge smash for Celine Dion. He produced Ozzy Osbourne, Hanson, Elmopalooza, Ringo Starr, Baha Men and many more.
Mark was the vocal director and backup vocalist for artists such as David Cassidy, Wayne Newton, Cher, Alice Cooper, Jon Bon Jovi, Aaron Neville, Harry Nilsson, Hanson, Leif Garrett, Night Ranger and more.
In addition, Mark starred in a Prime Time music/comedy series with his brothers in 1974 entitled “The Hudson Brothers Show.” This led to a Saturday morning show entitled, “The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show.” Mark’s TV career landed him a spot as the band leader on the “Late Show with Joan Rivers” on Fox and most recently on the X Factor in England, a Simon Cowell show which also stars Sharon Osbourne. (Mark is known in England as “Weird Beard” for his brightly colored beard.)
Oh and by the way, Mark is also the uncle to Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson.