Morgan H.'s Story
Morgan H. Huke, born June 2, 1948, passed away on March 30, 2016. He grew up near his family's business, The Yankee General Store, in East Gloucester. Morgan graduated from Gloucester High School and attended Boston University. His parents, William H. Huke and Elizabeth Huke Foster, predeceased him. Morgan is survived by a wide circle of friends, two aunts, and eight cousins. He was especially supported by Dakota Rowland, Marcie Rowland, Cal Perham, Gabe Norris, Pam Washington, the Seacoast staff and many other companions. Morgan was buried at Seaside Cemetery April 1, 2016.
Morgan was active in the Boston music scene beginning in the 1960s doing concert lighting at the Boston Tea Party. He began producing music concerts in 1973 at Stage Fort Park, which evolved into Gloucester's well-known Harbor Loop concert series. Morgan believed in music as a community-building event. For many years he hosted the Folk and Good Music show and was Music Director at Tufts' community radio station, WMFO, creating an independent voice for all genres of music, recorded and live. He also consistently provided ways and means to support struggling gifted artists both known and unknown. For over 30 years, Morgan produced concerts in the New England area, often as benefits for social justice causes. Morgan conscientiously-objected to war in general, and performed alternate service in a hospital during the Vietnam War. Morgan received a citation from the City of Gloucester in November 2009 honoring his devotion to Gloucester's music scene.
Morgan was the thread that sewed so many lives together. Seeing his signature smile was like witnessing the sun rise over the ocean. Morgan, you were "A Friend to All." Morgan, one so true, your spirit will always be with us. We love you!