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MARC HUNTER

BIOGRAPHY
 
Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter was the lead vocalist with the popular New Zealand Australian rock band, they were formed in Auckland, New Zealand in January 1972 and relocated to Sydney, Australia in May 1975 with his older brother Todd in Auckland in 1973.

Born in Taumarunui, Marc joined Dragon in 1974 and the band recorded two albums of progressive rock for Vertigo Records. The band moved to Sydney, Australia, in 1975.

Hunter developed a serious heroin addiction. Recklessly outspoken and volatile on-stage, during the band's 1978 US tour supporting Johnny Winter he called the audience "faggots" at a show in Texas. The following year, he was fired from the band.

Hunter developed a serious heroin addiction. Recklessly outspoken and volatile on-stage, during the band's 1978 US tour supporting Johnny Winter he called the audience "faggots" at a show in Texas. The following year, he was fired from the band.

Hunter and the band continued a mid-level career throughout the '90s with something of an AOR sound but the singer's years of hard living caught up with him and he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1997 and could no longer perform or tour.

Friends immediately rallied round him and Renee Geyer organised a benefit concert to raise money for his treatment and provide for his children. The concert, Night Of The Hunter, was held in February 1998 at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda in Melbourne.

For the last few months of his life, Hunter underwent various forms of treatment including several alternative medicine remedies but none were successful and he died in Kiama on 17 July 1998.

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