Phenomena (band)

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Years active1984 -
Associated actsGlenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Trapeze, Brian May, Scott Gorham, Kyoji Yamamoto, Cozy Powell
Past membersMel Galley
Glenn Hughes
John Thomas
Neil Murray
Ted McKenna
Cozy Powell
Don Airey
Richard Bailey
Ray Gillan
Brian May
Scott Gorham
Kyoji Yamamoto
John Wetton
Leif Johansen
Max Bacon
Michael Sturgis

Phenomena is a rock music concept formed by record producer Tom Galley and brother, Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley. During the recording of Phenomena I they were joined by Metalhammer founder Wilfried Rimensberger. Contributors were leading rock musicians such as Glenn Hughes, Brian May, and John Wetton amongst others.


In a cover story, run by Kerrang! magazine in 1985, Phenomena's production of rock songs based on a story line running through a whole album, attached to artworks and other multi-media aspects was credited for the "return of the concept album" in the 1980s. Phenomena released three albums in the 1980s and early 1990s, and had a number one hit single in South America with "Did It All For Love", while the album charted across Europe, in Japan and Brazil. 'Did it all for love' music video[1]

In 1993 Tom Galley sold his rights to the recordings and brand concept to Merv Spence of Parachute Music Ltd releasing Phenomena 3 under the name Inner Vision. In 2017 the rights to the recordings of the Phenomena trilogy of albums were obtained by Daniel Earnshaw of Explore Rights Management Ltd.



  • Phenomena II Did It All For Love (BMG/RCA, 1987)


  • Phenomena (Bronze, 1984) - UK #63[2]
  • Phenomena II: Dream Runner (BMG/RCA, 1987)
  • Phenomena III: Inner Vision (Parachute Music, 1993)


  • Phenomena Project X 1985-1996 (1997) (Creative World Entertainment)
  • The Complete Works (2006 CWE) (three first albums partly remixed, plus bonus tracks, but omitting three tracks inadvertently)


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