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#N12BX: 70-year-old subway singer lands record deal

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A 70-year-old subway singer has signed a record deal with a rock-n-roll band.

Bill Hudson mostly sang doo-wop songs inside of New York City train stations, but that all changed recently.

"I have no problem with being '70 years old and signing a deal,' because deal or no deal, I'm chasing my passion in music," he says.

Hudson has been performing his whole life and used to practice in the subway stations as a teen, he says.

"Where you had that acoustic sound, that reverb. We would practice there for hours and hours," Hudson says. 

Decades later, it was a show on a subway platform that led him to his newest venture. 

Now he's the lead singer of John the Martyr and signed to +1 records with band mates from all over the world

"As long as you have the passion, the drive, motivation and you love what you're doing; deal or no deal, just pursue it," he says.

The band will perform at the Django on Tuesday, March 20. 

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