Gallagher on tour with "Animals and Friends"
Michael William Gallagher
Also known as
29 October 1945
Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Rock, punk rock, reggae, rock and roll
session musician, songwriter
Keyboards and piano occasionally
Ian Dury, Blockheads, The Animals, Skip Bifferty, Peter Frampton, Cochise, Topper Headon, The Clash, Arc, The Animals and Friends, Loving Awareness, The Chosen Few
Mick Gallagher and Davey Payne, with The Blockheads, at Water Rats, July 2111
Michael William "Mick" Gallagher (born 29 October 1945 in Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, England) is a British Hammond organ player and best known as a member of Ian Dury and the Blockheads and for his contributions to albums by [1 ] the Clash. He has also written music for films such as Extremes (1971) and After Midnight (1990), also the Broadway play Serious Money (1988).
Biography [ edit ]
Mick Gallagher started his musical career with
The Unknowns. He played with the Animals during 1965, replacing founding member Alan Price. He moved on to form The Chosen Few, where he played alongside Alan Hull, who later formed Lindisfarne. Other associations include Skip Bifferty, Peter Frampton's Camel and Cochise. [2 ]
His Hammond sound was a major contribution to
Ian Dury and The Blockheads. He played on two of the most influential Clash albums, (1979) and London Calling (1980), Sandinista! and made live appearances with the band, also playing on their last album [3 ] (1985), for which he never received a credit. Cut the Crap
Gallagher worked with Clash drummer
Topper Headon again when they recorded Headon's (1986), appearing with Waking Up Bobby Tench and Jimmy Helms. He has also performed and recorded with Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox. More recently he returned to perform with [4 ] The Blockheads and John Steel's The Animals and Friends.
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