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Garth Hudson

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Garth Hudson (given birth to Eric Hudson) in London, Ontario, on August 2, 1937, was the best virtuoso talent for the reason that stellar solid of musicians referred to as the Music group. The full-bearded, genial designer can also be the most interesting character to emerge from that famous group (certainly probably the most inscrutable). Hudson’s Lowrey body organ, that he could coax a number of seems, from gospel to traditional, was a centerpiece from the Band’s sound. He also performed an arsenal of additional instruments — good examples becoming his accordion function or his unforgettable saxophone passages on such Music group staples as “Tears of Trend” and “Unfaithful Servant.” Hudson’s personal, however, needed to be the dramatic body organ starting of “Upper body Fever” (from your Band’s debut, Music From Big Red), where his extensive traditional history shone. (Within the movie THE FINAL Waltz, another members state Hudson gave them music lessons in the first times of the group.) Around the 1975 recording Northern Lamps/Northern Mix, Hudson started using synthesizers. By enough time from the group’s re-emergence (sans Robbie Robertson) within the ’80s, the Lowrey was eliminated. Hudson hasn’t slowed down over time, playing and documenting with a number of artists through the ’90s and in to the fresh millennium, including regular appearances, both studio room and live, with Teacher Louie & the Crowmatix. In 1998, Hudson was prominently highlighted in the star-studded Dvorák-inspired idea record Largo (which acquired a live show at Vassar University in 2001). In Sept 2001, Hudson released his “formal” single debut, THE OCEAN towards the North, on Air flow Hill Information. His only prior solo discharge was 1980’s Our Female Queen from the Angels, a rating he composed for an display by sculptor Tony Duquette.

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Full Name Garth Hudson
Date Of Birth August 2, 1937
Height 1.75 m
Profession Composer, Music Producer, Pianist, Songwriter, Organist, Keyboard Player, Session musician, Multi-instrumentalist, Music Educator
Education University of Western Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Maud Hudson
Parents Fred James Hudson, Olive Louella Pentland
Music Songs The Weight, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, I Shall Be Released, Up On Cripple Creek, Ophelia, Helpless, Atlantic City, It Makes No Difference, When I Paint My Masterpiece, The Shape I'm In, You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, Acadian Driftwood, This Wheel's On Fire, Don't Do It, Rag Mama Rag, Tears of Rage, Life Is A Carnival, Chest Fever, Such a Night, King Harvest, Coyote, Whispering Pines, Baby Let Me Follow You Down, Long Black Veil, Caravan, Tura Lura Lural, Down South in New Orleans, Who Do You Love, Get Up Jake, The Last Waltz Suite: Evangeline, Million Dollar Bash, When You Awake
Albums High on the Hog, Music from Big Pink, Music for Our Lady Queen of the Angels, The Basement Tapes, The Band, Moondog Matinee, Northern Lights-Southern Cross, Jericho, Stage Fright, Before the Flood, Rock of Ages, Cahoots, Live at Watkins Glen, Jubilation, Little white wonder, Live on Breeze Hill, The Best of the Band, Till the Night Is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus, Across the Great Divide, Live at the Wolf, From Bacon Fat to Judgement Day, Collectors Edition: The Sea to the North
Movies Man Outside, The Last Waltz, Eat the Document, Classic Albums: The Band


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1 Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Band) in 1994.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Manuel 2017 Short post-production
A Sea of Green 2014 The Cultivator
Man Outside 1987 Cheney

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Raging Bull 1980 "At Last" 1941, "A New Kind of Love" 1930, "Webster Hall" / lyrics: "Webster Hall" / music: "Webster Hall"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Right Stuff 1983 composer: additional music
Computers Are People, Too! 1982 TV Movie documentary composer: theme "The Juggler"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love for Levon: A Benefit to Save the Barn 2012 TV Movie Himself
I Belong to Me: The Cool Blue Halo Story 2012 Documentary Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire 2009 Video Himself
Here Is What Is 2007 Documentary Himself
Shakin' All Over! 2006 TV Movie documentary
Festival Express 2003 Documentary Himself - The Band
Woodstock Diary 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself (as The Band)
The Wall: Live in Berlin 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself (as The Band)
The Last Waltz 1978 Documentary Himself - Organ / Accordion / Saxophone / ... (as The Band)
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Eat the Document 1972 Documentary Himself
You Are What You Eat 1968 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
World Tour 1966: The Home Movies 2003 Video documentary Himself - The Band

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