16 Apr 2013

Hello Sailor's Dave McArtney dies

10:38 pm on 16 April 2013

Dave McArtney, a founding member of New Zealand bands Hello Sailor and The Pink Flamingos, has died at his home in Auckland.

McArtney rose to fame after founding Hello Sailor with fellow guitarist-vocalist Harry Lyon and frontman Graham Brazier in the mid 70s.

McCartney founded The Pink Flamingos in the 1980s, although he remained a member of Hello Sailor.

For the past decade he had worked as a music tutor at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand in Auckland.

Hello Sailor was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in 2011.