BANGOR - David L. Hutchinson, 48, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. He was born Dec. 26, 1963, in Plattsburgh, N.Y., son of David I. and Gloria (Capone) Hutchinson.
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David was a musician who composed, produced and performed his original rock music throughout New England. He also managed his family's small business, Checkout Convenience, Glenburn, for several years. David did sound engineering for Rainbow, Inc., running sound for artists like Arlo Guthrie and George Clinton. He toured the country as a guitarist with the revival band, Bill Haley's Comets and played back-up for Tiny Tim in Lansing, Mich., performances. He founded Furball Studios, in the Rochester, N.H., home of fellow musician and longtime friend, Jim Roese, to produce his own music and that of several local area bands. He also recorded other area bands like, Say Yes, Windowpane and A Simple Complex. Once David had founded the studio he became a part of it, working everyday trying to hone his craft. His original music included the cassette tape, "It's Funny Until Somebody Gets Hurt," by Bruce and the Crew Cuts, and the Lester Max CD, "Not Roger." The bands he formed and/or played with included; Feedback, Black Lemon, The Scoundrels, Bruce and the Crew Cuts, L.A.P.D., The Checkers, and Lester Max. His musical heritage lives on in his daughters, Kirsten, an opera and art song performer; and Jessy, an actress and singer.
Surviving are his parents, David and Gloria Hutchinson of Bangor; two daughters, Kirsten Ann Hutchinson of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Jessy Danner of Woodbridge, Va.; uncles, Richard Hutchinson and wife, Jeanine, of Carthage, Gerry Capone of Hartford, N.Y., and Gary Hutchinson of Carthage; aunt, Carole (Capone) Presson and husband, Wayne, of Eureka, Calif.; former wives, Lisa Gagnon Hutchinson of Rochester, N.H., and Deena Dubois of Fairbanks, Alaska; and several other extended family members. He considered his longtime friend and band mate, Bruce Nadeau, to be a brother to him.
A service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Elaine Hewes, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bangor, officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the service at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith. Those wishing to remember David in a special way may contribute in his memory to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund at www.sweetrelief.org. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
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Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 9, 2012