Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Loup, Apr 13, 2019.
According to Wikipedia:
Johnny 'Hutch' Hutchinson (born 18 July 1940 in Malta died 12 April 2019)
Sad news. RIP.
Here's his story how he turned down the offer being a permanent member of the Beatles.
I turned down The Beatles... and I have no regrets
Apparently, Hutchinson was good friends with Pete Best and didn’t want to be responsible for him being booted out...
“Hutch” with The Big Three:
R.I.P....he really must have had some great memories of the time he spent with the boys...
I wish there were more recordings of The Big Three. Those who were there said they had a very powerful sound. There's no film of them either as far as I know. They were filmed in colour at the Cavern for a promo type film for the Live At The Cavern ep. This was shown on Border TV at the time and maybe elsewhere but appears lost now. The original Big Three broke up shortly after.
Interesting article on The Big Three:
Big Three, The | Nostalgia Central
What a poorly-written article. Maybe I'm not understanding British lingo, but one sentence makes it sound like Hutchinson is living in poverty and another sentence implies he's doing alright.
Either way. he sounds like he was a devoted family man and and an overall decent chap.
Johnny Hutchinson + RIP
How was he as a drummer?
Everyone in the band seem to have musical chops .... especially this lineup. Sounds like an absolutely electric night at The Cavern. This EP seriously rocked my world when I bought it in early 80s when I was about 15. My friends liked it too! Too bad they just didn’t have the songs or the production in the studio.
"pensioner" = can refer to someone whose only source of income is their social security check, but it can also be a general term for "retiree"
"buy-to-let landlord" = someone who bought a rental property ("let" means "rent", as in the Roger Miller song "King Of The Road" - 'rooms to let, fifty cents').
Someone has changed the Wikipedia entry. Not only has Hutchinson's death been removed, but the entire article has been redirected to The Big Three.
It says he owned 12 properties which he rented out. In any language, that's doing well.
RIP Johnny Hutchinson, for a while was a brief member of group soon to become known as "The Big Four"
Still no report on any news website. The only source is a Wikipedia entry which has already been deleted.
You're right. Nothing shows up on google.....
The Telegraph now has an obituary (but it can only be read in full if you register, and do not have an ad blocker in place ...)
Johnny Hutch, drummer who turned down The Beatles – obituary
The boys with the benzedrine beat
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