Hudson & Landry

Hudson & Landry were a very underrated American comedy team who wrote and recorded four gold albums in the 1970s: Hanging In There (1971), Losing Their Heads (1972), Right-Off! (1972), and The Weird Kingdom (1974). Their “Ajax Liquor Store” sketch from 1971 is a comedy classic and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

The partnership began when Bob Hudson met Ron Landry while both were working at KGBS in Los Angeles. They ended up becoming a popular morning team and their on-air chemistry led to recording. During their career, they were frequent guests on a number of popular television shows including The Flip Wilson Show, The Steve Allen Show, and Smothers Brothers specials.

After their break-up, Hudson continued working in radio until his retirement in 1988. He died on September 20th, 1997 at the age of 66. Landry moved into television where as a successful writer for the TV shows “Flo”, “Benson”, “The Redd Foxx Show” and “Gimme A Break”. He released his last comedy album with comedian Tom Beiner in 1989. Ron eventually retired from radio, traveled extensively and continued writing from his home in California until his death on September 16th, 2002 at the age of 67.

Listen to “Ajax Liquor Store”

Official Hudson and Landry website