Melbourne musicians will come together in July for the Marc Hunter tribute concert.
‘Communication – The Marc Hunter Song Book’ will feature Joe Creighton, Mick Pealing, Cres Crisp, Tracy Kingman, Michael Oliphant, Alex Formosa Baudo and Mike Doyle.
Marc Hunter, the lead singer of Dragon, died on 17 July, 1998 after a battle with cancer.
Hunter was at his most controversial when he called an audience in Texas “faggots’ when Dragon were supporting Johnny Winter. It led to him being fired shortly after from the band. Dragon continued on replacing Marc with Perth singer Billy Rogers for the album ‘Power Play’. The record stiffed, peaking at no 64 on the Australian album chart. It was Dragon’s lowest charting record since their first hit song ‘This Time’ in 1976.
In 1979 Marc went on to record his debut solo album ‘Fiji Bitter’ and had an instant hit with ‘Island Nights’. In 1981 he recorded a second solo record ‘Big City Talk’ and had another national hit in Australia with the title track.
Marc was back in the band for the next record ‘Body and the Beat’ and Dragon once again had a no 5 album.
Dragon had 15 Top 40 hits in Australia with Marc Hunter between 1976 and 1989.
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