Phil May (singer)

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Phil May
Birth name Philip Dennis Arthur Wadey
Born (1944-11-09) 9 November 1944 (age 71)
Dartford, Kent, England
Genres Rock and roll, pop, rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1965–present

Philip "Phil" Arthur Dennis May (born Philip "Phil" Arthur Dennis Wadey 9 November 1944 in Dartford, Kent)[1][2] is an English vocalist. He gained fame in the 1960s as the lead singer of The Pretty Things, of which he was a founding member.

May has maintained membership throughout the band's line-up, which otherwise underwent many changes over the years, and he was one of the band's main lyricists. He was the primary lyricist for the album, S.F. Sorrow. Controversy still exists as to which band member had the original idea for the piece.[3]


  1. ^ "Phil May". Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived January 18, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Alan Lakey (2002). The Pretty Things: Growing Old Disgracefully. SAF Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-0946719457.