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Whitesnake guitarist Galley dead at 60

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- Former Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley has died of cancer of the esophagus in England at the age of 60, his manager said.

Whitesnake guitarist unmasks impostor

RIPLEY, England, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A British rock fan who has been impersonating former Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley has been unmasked by the rock star himself.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 8-14.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Johnny Dollar, who was born in 1933 (age 70); Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees in 1945 (age 58); Randy Meisner, bassist and vocalist with Poco and with the Eagles, in 1946 (age 57); singer/songwriter Carole Bayer Sager and Three Dog
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 8) Today's birthdays include Johnny Dollar, who was born in 1933 (age 69); Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees in 1945 (age 57); Randy Meisner, bassist and vocalist with Poco and with the Eagles, in 1946 (age 56); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 2) Today's birthdays include country singer Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); guitarist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1938 (age 64); Lou Reed in 1943 (age 59); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Mel Galley (March 8, 1948 – July 1, 2008) 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 a nerve damage as result of incompetent surgery. 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. His songwriting and guitar playing skills had a major impact on Tom Galley's and Wilfried F. Rimensberger's Phenomena success.

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

"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".

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