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Molly Hatchet’s Dave Hlubek Dead at 66

Molly Hatchet’s Dave Hlubek Dead at 66

Molly Hatchet’s Dave Hlubek Dead at 66

JACKSONVILLE (treasurecoast.com) Dave Hlubek, lead guitarist and co-founder of Southern band Molly Hatchet has died at the age of 66.

David Lawrence Hlubeck was born on Aug. 28, 1951, in Jacksonville, FL. He founded the band in 1971. They released their debut self-titled album seven years later, scoring their biggest hit with “Flirtin’ with Disaster.”

David Hlubek photo;cyndi lenz

David Hlubek
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Dave’s death was announced on the Molly Hatchet official Facebook page. They said:

“It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved friend and band member Dave Hlubek.

David Hlubek photo;cyndi lenz

David Hlubek
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Amongst his many contributions to southern rock is “Flirtin’ with Disaster.” Our condolences and our prayers go out to his family during this time of loss. He will be missed but never forgotten, as the music lives on through his legacy in Molly Hatchet.”

David Hlubek photo;cyndi lenz

David Hlubek
photo;cyndi lenz

Other than Molly Hatchet, Dave played in a number of other bands including Southern Rock Allstars and most recently played in a band with his brother Paul.
David Hlubek photo;cyndi lenz

David Hlubek
photo;cyndi lenz

From Jody Cyr of MaineStream Music one of Dave dear friends:

Many years ago Dave asked me to please write an obituary when he died . My response was “what if I go first?’ he said, “you can’t, I couldn’t handle that”. He wanted me to tell people that he was a nice person, not “little Hitler” as he was dubbed in the Hatchet days.
  Dave WAS a sensitive caring man with a big heart.  A great guitarist, song writer and cook,
 So Dave, I’m keeping my promise to you. RIP my dear friend.
Jody Cyr
MaineStream Music
LLC
September 3,2017
David Hlubek photo;cyndi lenz

David Hlubek
photo;cyndi lenz

 What can i say? Dave was a force. He was an enormously talented musician. Only someone with a great soul could write “Flirtin’ with Disaster.”

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