John aims to hit the high notes

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A VETERAN guitarist who shared the stage with music legend David Bowie is set to stroke a chord with fans during a summer of performances.

John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, who was a guitarist with Bowie during the 1960s and 1970s, is holding a regular jam night at the Falling Stone, in Thwing.

Mr Hutchison, whose early career included spells with the Tennesseans and the Dave Kirby Five, is set to be joined by son Jesse and John Watton, who will play acoustic roots, jazz and blues, covers and originals.

However, the evenings, which will run between 8pm and 10.30pm every Tuesday throughout the summer, are also open for people to take part and show off their musical skills.

After finding fame in Gothenburg, Sweden, in the 1960s, Mr Hutchinson joined Swedish band the Apaches and upon his return to England in 1966, was invited to join David Bowie and the Buzz.

Reuniting with Bowie in 1968 in an acoustic group called Feathers, he then worked with the musical maestro again in 1973 for the Aladdin Sane tours across the USA, Japan and the UK.