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Y.M.C.A. topped the UK Singles Chart and climbed to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 while In the Navy followed into the top five. based on information from your browser. ERIC HODO OBITUARY. Family hour 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 27, 2010 at Vernon Chapel AME Church, 5802 Dupont St., with funeral service commencing at 11 a.m. Rev. I couldnt understand half of what he was saying. Slim Whitman was my fathers idol. The first public configuration of the group included Victor Willis, Felipe Rose, and Alexander Briley, plus four dancers who represented different archetypes of the gay club scene in New Yorks Greenwich Village. There are no volunteers for this cemetery. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sadie Branch Hodo. I didnt know it could even do that! He came back and said, Im taking you to New York. Mr. Hodo was born Nov. 27, 1946, in Reform, Ala., to the late Walter Lee Hodo Sr. and Elvania Bradley Hodo. Its a very friendly city. Send Flowers. Lee performed one last time with the Village People in 1985 at the popular Los Angeles disco Studio One. I was auditioning for the cowboy, because Id just done The Red Blue Grass Western Flyer Show. The best poems for funerals, memorial services., and cards. All U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current results for David Hodo. There was this sign on the bar saying, Coming soon, rock and roll oldies series. Aerosmith was booked the week after us to play the same little club. He is most well known as a member of the group Village People, in which he was the construction worker character from 1978 to 1982 and from 1987 to 2013. I wasnt going out for serious stuff. I took to New York like a fish to water. Tell me about watching Dixie Carter work. 2023 SCI SHARED RESOURCES, LLC. These days his soothing baritone voice syncopates piano rhythms within the serene confines of restaurants such as Bing Crosbys or Spencers. Plant Memorial Trees Opens send flowers url in a new window Gypsies, as we called ourselves. A native of Sacramento, Hodo moved to Manhattan in the early 70s, a time when musicals like Company, Follies, and Pippin dominated the Great White Way. But my dad was very homophobic. You are nearing the transfer limit for memorials managed by Find a Grave. We had one of those railroad flats. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. Please share a memory of David to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. She sang all day long when she did housework. Are you sure that you want to delete this flower? Its really kind of sad because shes a phenomenal talent. Casablanca went all-out to bolster the groups image. Burial was in Hills of Calvary Memorial Park, Nashville. She loved it. He thought anyone who worked in the arts was really gay, and he didnt want me to pursue it, so I was never given lessons.. Another phenomenal talent. Shed seen it twice. We will review the memorials and decide if they should be merged. If ever a life in show business could be summarized in one sentence, its Hodos response to Cornelius. They wanted me to look and sound exactly like David [Hodo] so the fans wouldnt notice the change. If you haven't thought about the disco group in a while, we can't blame you. He just recently died at 90. You said you saw Seesaw four times. 9, 2009. As a kid, I could do dead-on Slim Whitman impersonations. If it had been with Eleanor and Edward, it would have been a decent show, but there were script changes every day. Ellen made such a splash in that movie. When the train came into the station, I didnt know if it was an earthquake or what! Use Escape keyboard button or the Close button to close the carousel. The group six men costumed as an Indian, cowboy, leather man, cop, soldier, and construction worker had already soared to international prominence during the disco craze with their catchy tunes, especially the 1978 "YMCA." . One of the places that I imagine I would have enjoyed back then is Reno Sweeneys . You can email the site owner to let them know you were blocked. Your IP: It's one of many appearances the group does . I said, Where are the buildings? I just figured you were dropped down into the city. And there I was a few years later, in this goofy outfit performing as one of them., But being a member of the group brought Lee into contact with a darker reality. In the 21st century, it's not just urns and gravestones anymore. I heard Poison Ivy by the Coasters and I was just mesmerized. I spent all my allowance on 45s. Lees musical career began by accident. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data. The first year, we had our own private limousines and first-class treatment. All I could see was Jacques and Victor. Let others know about your loved one's death. You say hello to people when you pass them on the sidewalk. Nashville, TN He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Michael "Micah" Joseph Clements, Jr., Andrew "Drew" Cole Clements, Luke Douglas Clements, John Gunter "Gunter" Clements, Hannah Leigh Hodo, Grace Ann Hodo, Edward Douglas "Douglas" Hodo, III, Hayden Ryan Hodo, Cole Bennett Hodo and Austin Gunter Hodo. David was born on July 7, 1947 in California. I was living with this bunch of hippies and I was ready to go. I opened with the group at the Desert Sands in Las Vegas, he says. It had Janie Sell who won a Tony for Over Here! With over 1,900 locations, Dignity Memorial providers proudly serve over 375,000 families a year. A Memorial Tree was planted for David. I remember she had a pony tail. She wore one high-topped red tennis shoe, one black one, and she worked with these two really effeminate male dancers. Year should not be greater than current year. I became a teenager at seven years-old. See all obituaries for David Hodo. How did it feel to land a role on Broadway? Village People perform on Soul Train. Whats your first memory of the city? See more. Then three of us got together (we added a fourth roommate) and got a large apartment on W. 79th St. We spent several years there. Once you find the obituary you are looking for, you can get important information about upcoming services, share a favorite photo or memory, and send flowers or gifts to the family. Try again later. You went from Doctor Jazz to your second Broadway musical, a revival of Pal Joey (1976). Edit Search New Search. Please ensure you have given Find a Grave permission to access your location in your browser settings. Services are Friday at 1 p.m. at Carter's Funeral Services Chapel in Columbus with the Rev. [1] Highland Memorial Gardens. I was so lucky that I got my Equity Card on my second day in New York City, which is really unheard of. Your entry has exceeded the maximum character limit. I came to New York for the sequins and the tap numbers and the glitter. Now a Cathedral City resident, Lee shook his booty as a member of the Village People, whose hits included Macho Man, In the Navy, and the enduring gay anthem YMCA.. Theyd scream and run off stage. Please enter your email and password to sign in. When I joined them, the group hadnt had a hit since YMCA, and they were still riding on that last wave of popularity, Lee says. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers. The college put on Once Upon a Mattress. It was somewhere on 34th St. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. The Cubans loved us. Dr. Edward Douglas 'Doug' Hodo, Sr. has passed away after a brief fight with cancer on October 10, 2016. She was a doll to work with. Mary Ann was a native of Atlanta and the daughter of Dr. Fredric R. Minnich and Katherine Calhoun Minnich. I used to watch her and think, Is there anybody better? A child prodigy, he could play entire songs at the piano when he was 3 years old with no formal training. In 2002, he released a cover of "My Sweet Lord" (originally recorded by George Harrison). [2] Hodo appeared as a chorus member in numerous musicals, including Salvation, a touring company of Funny Girl in 1972,[3] a Broadway revival of Pal Joey in 1976 and The Red BlueGrass Western Flyer Show at the Goodspeed Opera House in 1977. We are pleased to offer grief counseling as a part of our aftercare service. Everything had already been cast so I thought let me look over here (in non-Equity) and I see this ad, Macho Types Wanted. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. I used to go see Ellen Greene at Reno Sweeneys all the time. I was seven years old. He is survived by his son, Steven H. Hodo; grandchildren, Allison Hodo Vice and Kately Hodo. While Village People continues to perform, Hodo is adjusting to life off the road and reflecting on a career thats taken him from the Broadway stage to some of the worlds biggest stadiums. Resend Activation Email, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. I couldnt tell my family because it was bad enough that I was an artist. Cherishing his memory are children, Tarakisha (Gus), Arthur, Jr. and Calderon and their mother, Sherry Scott Hodo; siblings, Ascenia Webb, Ricardo and Anthony Cammack, Bruce and Ronald Hodo. Edgar Hodo, Levert Hodo, Junior Hodo, Stansel Hodo, Toba Hodo, and David Hodo; sisters, Bertie Mae Booth, Lora Turner, and Teresa Peoples. I loved to sing but I thought I was going to be an artist. When the pianist got done playing, I was asked to sit down at the piano and play. . Nashville, Tennessee37208Phone: (615) 255-2371Fax: (615) 255-4926. The group has been putting out new music as recently as December 2019, when they dropped the group's first Christmas single, titled 'Happiest Time of the Year' which even made it to number 20 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, making it the band . There were all these fights about who was going to get whom. HODO, Mr. Eric - Age 37, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. . This American singer is famous for being a part of the Village People during the late '70s. {Lee's 1st wife Florence Vivian (Kelly) Hodo was about 40 years old when she died in 1930, and Lee and Essie were married about 1932.} DAVID HODO OBITUARY. I dropped all of my art classes and took all theater classes. They wanted a construction worker, a leather man, and a cowboy for this world famous disco act. In the beginning, we stayed in great suites in huge hotels, and we ended in motels in places like Jersey. Helen L. Hodo, 83 of Van Buren passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in her home. That was a career-maker and a career-killer. Village People is an American disco group known for its on-stage costumes and suggestive lyrics in their music. Starving artist was always what I heard. Attired in a sleek, electric blue version of his Construction Worker outfit, David Hodo answers with coy understatement, I was just a gypsy looking for a good time.. We played three weeks at the Desert Sands and then left directly for the Philippines for a month, then to Hong Kong. . Host Don Cornelius asks each member about what he did prior to joining the group. Oops, we were unable to send the email. When Dixie came out and did Zip, Id never seen someone steal a show in five minutes. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121872796/david-ray-hodo. Survived by family. It was weird for me because when the group first started, I hated them. PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated. Construction workers werent that visible as a sex thing. Essaying the pop culture that matters since 1999. He was an up-and-comer and his ex-lover was Mark Simon, vice president of Casablanca Records. I was such a country bumpkin that Id never seen a stage production until I was 19. She ends up going to France, which is exactly what Josephine Baker did, because she couldnt get arrested in Chicago. This account has been disabled. The group was originally formed by French producers Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and lead singer Victor Willis following the release of the debut album Village People, which targeted disco's large gay audience.The group's name refers to Manhattan's Greenwich Village, with its . Continual harassment from Morali is something Lee now refers to as my greatest burden, the one I carried for years. I remember thinking, How did we get here from where we started?. Apr 19, 1965 - Mar 28, 2014. I started college as an art major. She was funny and she sang beautifully. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at . I just thought, Boots? Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. 2023 SCI SHARED RESOURCES, LLC. We did that album and then we went into rehearsals, putting the show and the concept together. Arnold was a beloved husband and father. From what I understand, your first Broadway show was a musical called Doctor Jazz (1975). I attended as part of the architectural firm. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. This was Edwards first theater thing so it was totally throwing him. I got a call from Jacques that night. In 2008, he released an EP featuring the single "The Kids'll Be Fine", partially inspired by school shootings in the USA.[2]. A . He is survived by his son, Steven H. Hodo; grandchildren, Allison Hodo Vice and Kately Hodo. Robert Julian June 23, 2008 Arts & Entertainment 0 Comments, Mark Lee intended to become an architect after college, but he landed a gig in the early 80s as a construction worker who sang disco songs and drew legions of fans nationwide. Arthur departed this life on Saturday, December 11, 2004. Joan Rivers opened for us at The Riviera in Las Vegas for years. I auditioned for No, No Nanette (1971). Prior to that, Hodo performed as a chorus member in numerous Broadway musicals, including "Funny Girl". We were around each other every moment of the day, constantly performing and touring; and thats enough to drive anyone crazy. I also saw Pippin (1972) four times. What was your social world like, in terms of congregating with other actors or other musicians? From 1978 to 2013, Hodo secured his place in Pop Culture as the construction worker character in the group Village People. And then my boss said, Let Mark sing. There was this tiny French guy, about 53" tall, sitting across the room who perked up when I started. A system error has occurred. Expand the Memories and Condolences form. Drag images here or select from your computer for David Ray Hodo memorial. They wanted to see the ditzy blonde. Yet Lee makes no pretense about the sexual escapades of the group, composed primarily of gay men except for the two lead singers, first Victor Willis and later Ray Simpson. Jean Lawson, Wes Turner, Dwight Faldon, David Gustafson and Russell Kious. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. They just rehearsed it in the Winter Garden Theatre and opened it there. 2014 - 2022 Obituare. One of the first shows I auditioned for was a show that Ellen was the lead in called Rachael Lily Rosenbloom (And Dont You Ever Forget It) (1973). What other musicals did you get to see? Onstage hes the macho man, offstage hes a cuddly pussycat, cooed Super Teen. I wore a western shirt. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. Visitation is today from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Canadian English; Espaol; Franais; Menu Close. Dixie was on a soap opera (The Edge of Night) so shed show up in a limo with her script. I can remember going into my roommates saying, Remember that awful job I auditioned for today? Please share a memory of David to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. You can search by first or last name, state and publication date. Thats how I got into the group. By the time the show opened, wed lost Eleanor and Edward. I opened the door and the first thing I saw was a pile of dog shit. Roosevelt Brown officiating. It may take up to 1 hour for your comment to appear on the website. And then there was this huge club in Miami called Casablanca that we played every three months. Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA. You need a Find a Grave account to continue. [4] He was also a guest on What's My Line as a roller skating fire eater.[5]. Latest. I started architecture school at UCLA and got a part-time job as a gofer for an architect. The sad thing is, nobody recognized her without that blonde wig. This article about a United States singer is a stub. I never had to wait a table. There was a problem getting your location. Then we moved over to W. 70th Street. How did you find out about that audition? I sort of blocked it out because it reeked of my fathers stinking cigars. My parents were divorced and my mother was a working single mother so we had a series of babysitters and nannies. Cyma thought she could do it all herself. One of disco's most enduring legends, The Village People, have been on the music scene for almost 40 years now. It was loud and frightening, but exciting at the same time. This is a carousel with slides. Quick-witted and straight-shooting, Hodo had an endearing personality underneath the tool belt and reflective shades. Created in 1977 by French songwriter and producer Jacques Morali, the Village People attracted two distinct fan bases: gay people who saw the hyper-masculine Village People image as camp and straight people who enjoyed their compulsively danceable tracks. The rule in show business is, Say yes and then figure it out later.. I wish he was alive to see how long this new version of Chicago has lasted. I saw the original Chicago (1975) with Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon. He was a huge star and ended up living in England for a long time. Pallbearers will be his nephews. The audience would not let her leave the stage. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. ' David Ray Hodo was possibly born in 1946, the son of Lee Ander Hodo (1887-1969) and his 2nd wife Essie Mae (Berryhill) Hodo (1909-1984). [6] He left the Village People in 1982, but returned to the group in 1987, remaining until 2013 when he retired. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sadie Branch Hodo. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 15 photos to this memorial. Get service details, leave condolence messages or send flowers or gifts. Verify and try again. It's surprising how much a musical selection can affect mourning. If youre in charge of handling the affairs for a recently deceased loved one, this guide offers a helpful checklist. We performed before an audience of over 50,000 in a soccer stadium, he says. Visitation is from 10:00 am - Noon with services to follow at Magnolia South Funeral Home with Rev. He was a military fighter pilot and an extreme born-again Christian. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. Try again later. Search above to list available cemeteries. Send a note, share a story or upload a photo. This site is provided as a service of SCI Shared Resources, LLC. 2023 SCI SHARED RESOURCES, LLC. We could see her because she had this white turtleneck. ). Hodo now lies in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 2PM-8PM today.

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