Hello Sailor's David McArtney passes away

The man behind the song every Outrageous Fortune fan will be familiar with has passed away.

David McArtney, a founding member of Hello Sailor, passed away at his Pt Chevalier home this week.

He wrote and sung the band’s 1977 track ‘Gutter Black’, which featured on the opening titles sequence for TV3’s Outrageous Fortune.

McArtney was a tutor at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (Mainz).

He died peacefully during the night.

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