Whitesnake - Live at Ludwigshafen Germany 1983
The 1th of July Mel Galley passed away
He was a former member of the Hard rock bands Whitesnake, Trapeze, Finders Keepers and Phenomena. He was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. While being a member of Whitesnake, he badly injured his arm in an accident at the 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.
David Coverdale (voc),
Micky Moody (g, voc),
Mel Galley (g, voc), RIP
Colin Hodgkinson (b, voc),
Cozy Powell (dr),
Jon Lord (keyb).