Dave McArtney Profile

aka Hook
Gary Steel
12 May 2013

Musical exponents seldom get awarded brownie points for being nice blokes. Generally, it’s not the nice blokes that get remembered.

That fact makes Dave McArtney all the more interesting, because he was both a significant participant in NZ’s rock and roll life, and a top bloke. So much so that his unexpected death at 62 on April 15, 2013, unleashed a torrent of tears and a blanket of sorrow amongst his extended family of friends, admirers and fans.

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Is That The Way
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I'm In Heaven
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Looking For The Goddess
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Paul Hewson and Dave McArtney
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Dave McArtney with Hello Sailor, Windsor Castle, Parnell, Auckland 1977
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Auckland University, 1978
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The Pink Flamingos Mk.2:  Peter Allison, Ian Morris, Jim Lawrie, Paul Woolright and Dave McArtney
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Drunk With A View
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Harry Lyon and Dave McArtney with The Pink Flamingos
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Page two of Dave McArtney's letter from LA, 1979.
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Graham Brazier & Dave McArtney - I'm Waiting For My Man
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Pink Flamingos 2009 - Dave McArtney with Dave Khan, Dianne Swann, Earl Robertson
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Book review - Gutter Black: A Memoir
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RipItUp January 1982
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Virginia
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Dave McArtney backstage Napier Municipal Theatre Oct 30, 2012
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Dave McArtney and Graham Brazier with Hello Sailor at Auckland's Gluepot, 1978
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Dave McArtney writes to RipItUp from Los Angeles, 1978
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Dave McArtney, 1983
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Dave McArtney and Paul Hewson, Darby St RipItUp office, Jan 1982
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The 1983/84 Pink Flamingos put together to support the release of The Catch album. L to R: Karen Hill, Paul Woolright, Harry Lyon, Dave McArtney, Lyn "Vinnie" Buchanan
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Hello Sailor - Gutter Black
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This Bird Has Flown
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1984 CBS publicity shot for The Catch
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Trivia:

The working title of Gutter Black was Sickness Benefit.

McArtney’s near-death experiences were legendary. Graham Brazier gave him CPR in 1975 when his heart stopped after getting a shock from faulty gear – an experience that inspired the song I’m In Heaven.

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