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John Hutchinson

John Hutchinson's first music article was on Eric Clapton, and it was followed a year or so later by an interview with him. Other pieces followed, and in the early 1980s he became a Contributing Editor to Musician magazine in New York, as well as to the short-lived Record magazine, which was owned by Rolling Stone. Based in Ireland, he also wrote for local newspapers and magazines.

Although he no longer writes on music, John Hutchinson occasionally holds gigs at the art gallery in Dublin where he now works. Among the musicians who have played there are Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power, Laura Veirs, Nina Nastasia, the Unthanks – and Jandek.

List of articles in the library by artist

Eric Clapton: Farther Up The Road

Interview by John Hutchinson, Musician, May 1982

FEW MUSICIANS have been more misunderstood, more overburdened with great expectations and more erroneously worshipped than Eric Clapton. ...

Ry Cooder

Interview by John Hutchinson, In Dublin, June 1982

WITHIN HOURS of arriving from Glasgow, Ry Cooder walked into a room in Jury's Hotel wearing a black track suit, with a towel bundled under ...

Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, U2: Brian Eno: Music Without Compromise

Interview by John Hutchinson, Mix, February 1985

BRIAN ENO IS something of a paradox. He is at once associated with the avant-garde and an artist/producer who has actually had his share of ...

Peter Gabriel: From Brideshead to Sunken Heads

Interview by John Hutchinson, Musician, July 1986

PETER AND I were at school together – at Charterhouse, an expensive private school in Surrey, of the variety the British perversely insist on calling ...

Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant: Robert Plant: Into The Light

Interview by John Hutchinson, Record, September 1983

Led Zeppelin now a fond but distant memory, Robert Plant turns his attention towards a new solo album, a new band and a world tour ...

U2: Luminous Times

Interview by John Hutchinson, Musician, May 1987

U2 Wrestle With Their Moment Of Glory ...

U2's Leading Edge

Interview by John Hutchinson, Musician, September 1986

"I DON'T REALLY see myself as a guitar player," says U2's Edge. "I'm more of a songwriter or composer. In looking for a new way ...

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