David Bowie Collaborator John Hutchinson Passed Away After A Long Illness


The official social media accounts of David Bowie released a new statement this week and confirmed that early Bowie collaborator John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson passed away after struggling with an illness for a long time.

British guitarist John Hutchinson was born in Scarborough, Northern England, and was mostly known for his collaborations with the late legend David Bowie. After quitting David’s record company twice and getting fired once, he spent much of his time working in an oil company.

While he was working to earn his living in a completely different industry, he also played music regularly during live events. In 2006, he moved to Baku, Azerbaijan, and formed his own band with Russian and Azeri musicians in the Old Baku Jazz Club.

In 2014, he released a book named ‘Bowie & Hutch’ which reveals the untold memories created by the duo. Unfortunately, Bowie’s key collaborator, who was the performer on the first demo of ‘Space Oddity,’ passed away according to the latest reports shared by David Bowie’s social media accounts.

Here is what’s written in the tweet:

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of John Hutchinson who passed in hospital yesterday after a long illness. John was described as ‘a semi-retired and little-known jazz guitarist and a veteran of three important David Bowie bands for seven years between 1966 and 1973.'”

You can check out the tweet below.