Ken Laws (drums)

Hudson-Ford was a duo comprising Richard Hudson (vocals, guitar) and John Ford (guitar, bass). They had been playing together for years, first in Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, later joining the fantastic band The Strawbs. They left them to start a solo career as a duo. For their first album, called Nickelodeon, they used some additional musicians, such as Mickey Keene (guitar), Chris Parren (keyboards), Rick Wakeman (keyboards). After that, they asked Keen and Parren to join them as live band, as well as Ken Laws as drummer:

Their second album was Free spirit, recorded with this lineup, and then Mickey Keene left them.
  It was followed by When worlds collide.

Daylight was their 4th album, and the list of musicians includes the great Ray Russell (guitar), plus Ian Bairnson (guitar), Dave Markee (bass), Brent Forbes (bass), Graham Preskett (keyboards, violin), Chris Mercer (sax), Martin Drover (trumpet). They split soon after this album.

And sadly, I haven't able to find more info about Ken Laws, except for one album by Dave Carlsen, listed below. If anyone can give me more info about him, I'd be very grateful. His playing with Hudson-Ford was very good, so it would be too sad he would have retired from music.

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