Mel Galley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mel Galley
Born (1948-03-08)March 8, 1948
Cannock, Staffordshire, England
Died July 1, 2008(2008-07-01) (aged 60)

Mel Galley (March 8, 1948 – July 1, 2008[1]) was an English guitarist and a former member of the Hard rock bands Whitesnake, Trapeze, Finders Keepers and Phenomena. He was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. While a member of Whitesnake, he badly injured his arm in an accident at a fairground in Germany and had to leave the band, as he was unable to play guitar because of nerve damage as a result of incompetent surgery.[2][3] Later he became known for playing with "The Claw", a specially developed spring and wire device fitted to his hand which enabled him to play guitar again. Together with his brother Tom Galley and Wilfried Rimensberger, he was a founding member of Phenomena [4] where his songwriting and guitar playing skills had a major impact on its success.

On February 7, 2008 Galley revealed that he was suffering from esophagus cancer, and had only a short time to live.[5]

"I have been very lucky. I have seen some great bands, and played with many great musicians. And I have enjoyed some tremendous experiences. I am thankful that I can say a proper goodbye to all the friends I have made, who are now rallying 'round me".

Discography[edit]

With Finders Keepers[edit]

"Sadie, The Cleaning Lady" (single)

With Trapeze[edit]

With Glenn Hughes[edit]

With Whitesnake[edit]

With Phenomena[edit]

With Cozy Powell[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]