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Garth Hudson of ‘The Band’ Possesions Sold

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The Band. They’re in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and while they’re not considered a force in Country Music, I would make the argument they were more country than a lot of people give them credit (or blame) for.

Give a listen to ‘Up On Cripple Creek’, ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ or ‘The Weight’ and I think you might see what I mean. There’s a whole lot of country music lyrics going on in those tunes and I think the music leans a lot more country than we realized.

I was in High School (maybe Junior High?) when I heard The Band’s first album. I had no idea at that time they backed the legendary Bob Dylan for years and were revered in the world of Rock and Roll. I just knew I loved the music and still do.

If you get a chance, give some of those old songs a listen and let me know what you think. Of course, you probably know that The Band’s Levon Helm (unfortunately, we have to call him the ‘late’ Levon Helm) played Loretta Lynn’s daddy in the hit movie ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’. But maybe you didn’t know that Band member Garth Hudson didn’t pay his rent so…the owner had a garage sale.

(AP) – He played the horns and the organ for The Band. His landlord says one thing Garth Hudson didn’t do – was pay rent for storing his stuff. And because of that the landlord has sold off Hudson’s possessions.

The landlord held a sale over the weekend in Kingston, New York to get back some of the money he says he’s owed. The landlord says he’s owed between $60,000 and $70,000.

Among the possessions sold off included boxes of sheet music, records and household items. The Band is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown, New York reported the sale – and says Hudson declined to be interviewed for the story.

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