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hackney Jul-02-2008 2:50 AM

MEL GALLEY 1948-2008
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Mel passed peacfully away in his sleep on Tuesday July 1, 2008 at 10pm.

christmas fairy Jul-02-2008 3:12 AM

I'm really sorry to hear that news, my heart goes out to Mel's family and friends, helena

chutsler Jul-02-2008 3:15 AM

My heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to his family...Rest In Peace Mel.........God Bless You! :(

supermazna Jul-02-2008 3:18 AM

I'm so saddened....My condolences to his family and friends.
:rose: Rest in Peace, Mr. Galley!

Imperfect Jul-02-2008 3:53 AM

My thoughts and good wishes are with Mel's family and friends at this sad time.

strat335 Jul-02-2008 4:23 AM

Rest in Peace, Mel Galley.
Thank you for the music.

Stormbringer74 Jul-02-2008 4:25 AM

rest in peace Mel... :( :(

MISTREATED Jul-02-2008 4:44 AM


Dani California Jul-02-2008 4:55 AM

We are so sad to hear that news :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Our condolences and deep sympathy
to Mel's family and friends.
:rose: :rose:

Dani and Pete

IAIN Jul-02-2008 5:38 AM

Thanks for all the great music over the years, best wishes to family and friends at this difficult time.
Rest in peace Mel you will be badly missed.

Vinnis Jul-02-2008 6:08 AM

Rest in peace :( You will be sadly missed

Shirl Jul-02-2008 6:32 AM

It was inevitable, but there was never a right time for such a great man to leave us.

Heartfelt condolences to Mel's wife and family. God bless you all, x :rose:

TexasSusan Jul-02-2008 6:44 AM

My heart and prayers are with his family and friends. God bless.

musicman Jul-02-2008 7:13 AM

very sad to here about mel's passing, my thoughts are with his family at this time.
your music will live on in us all.

Ben Jul-02-2008 7:32 AM

Rest In Peace,Mel.

Harry le chat Jul-02-2008 8:20 AM

Thank you Mel :rose: :rose:
Our heartfelt condolences to Mel's loved ones.
Nathalie & Jerome

David Jul-02-2008 8:20 AM

Thank you for the music.

Andrew Steed Jul-02-2008 8:50 AM

Very sad. I have many happy memories of seeing Trapeze at Cannock Forum, Stafford Top of the World and other local venues. Will continue to treasure them.

Inmaculada Jul-02-2008 9:43 AM

just back home and read the news...

no matter even if it was expected... I have no words...

Mel, you knew you had all our love and you always will have it...
so I also want to send my love and support to all the family and friends you won in this race...

I know you keep on rocking wherever you are!


chrisloeb Jul-02-2008 10:17 AM

Rest in Peace, Mel Galley.
My condolences to his wife, sons and all the friends and loved ones who stayed by his side until the end.
Take care.

Arjen Jul-02-2008 11:23 AM

My condolences go to family and friends of Mel Galley.

Thank you for the great music you brought us.
... we will not forget!
Rest in peace Mel

Arjen Alkemade

Paul J Jul-02-2008 11:44 AM

Rest in Peace Mel


wolfysmith Jul-02-2008 11:57 AM

Mel was a fantastic human being.

It has been an honour and privilege to know him and be able to call him my friend these past few years.

He was a true old fashioned gentleman and will never be forgotten as a person or musician.

I spoke to Annette earlier this evening and she wants to thank you all so much for all your kind words and thoughts over these last few months. It brought a lot of help and strength to them both.

gungrog Jul-02-2008 1:29 PM

RIP Mel.

Even though it was expected, it's so sad to hear this.

Big love to Mel's family & friends, I hope that they can feel the love from all over the world for a truly great musician, and a wonderful man.

The world is a lesser place today without Mel in it.

Pere Jul-02-2008 3:00 PM

a very sad day,

my condolences for Mel's family, we will remeber him for all the songs he wrote. A terrible lost.

Rest in peace Mel.


hughes/thrall_rulez Jul-02-2008 3:31 PM

sorry to hear this sad news

r i p mel

my thoughts are with glenn and ur family now

shine on

Chip Jul-02-2008 5:03 PM

A sad day indeed.

What can I say that hasn't been said before, all these past decades since Mel first broke onto the scene. I feel lucky to have seen Mel play in Trapeze and most privileged to have met him twice in my life. Most recently at his 60th birthday party. An event I'll never, ever forget.

Mel was a true gentleman in every sense.

My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Galley family.


JohnH Jul-02-2008 6:05 PM

Expected yes, but I am very sad to hear it. Terrible.


trapezoid Jul-02-2008 7:40 PM

His music will always be connected to fond memories. Peace to you Mel.

captmidnite1962 Jul-02-2008 9:50 PM

The measure of a man...
When you fill out your profile on My Space, one of the topics is "Heroes". I didn't go for the usual suspects and I think that anyone who has read a few profiles knows who they are...I chose several teachers that I had in school. Joe Young, my history teacher in eighth grade, Gene Warasila, my tenth grade biology teacher, Ron Carol, my eleventh grade chemistry teacher and Sandra Magaril, my seventh grade English teacher. They all had one thing in common...they GAVE of themselves as teachers and they taught me valuable lessons about striving for excellence and sharing the knowledge and talent that they possessed.

It's all about GIVING...what did Glenn say..something about having to give love before you can receive it. I am also reminded about what former Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee said about heroes; we should find our heroes in the bathroom mirror every morning.

And are a hero too.

Remember way back when you were playing your guitar in a band and this young kid several years junior to you used to watch you play and follow you around? Remember how you formed a band with him and took to the road...What did Glenn say...that you taught him how to live like a man and that you led him down the path to the musician that he is today. You GAVE of your self as a man and shared your talent.

I have read what musicians like Justin Hayward and John Lodge had to say about you...about your talent and your sense of humor...You carried yourself with a dignity and poise in everything you did as a musician and as a man.

I think about Chip Charlton and what a thrill it was to travel to Cannock to meet you for your birthday. I am thinking about John Hackney and how he shared his stories here on the forum about his lifelong friendship with you. And I am thinking about Paul Smith and everything he has done for you in regard to your My Space site and how his tireless work let YOU know just how many people remembered you and loved your music. You were so touched by couldn't believe that so many people still loved the music and shared their stories of how it touched their lives. I am thinking about all the people who saw you play and thought to themselves; " Yeah..I want to do that!!"

And when you were confronted with the short amount of time left on this earth you had your greatest lesson yet to teach. You didn't wallow in self pity; you surrounded yourself with friends and family and celebrated the last months of your life. You knew what an amazing life you had led and you were so thankful for everything you had experienced and achieved. I got a grin when you wrote about having the ice machine right next to your bed...I am thinking about Annette, Marcus and Lucas tonight shared your last days with your beloved family and I know that while they will miss you...they will be forever grateful to have had you as a part of their lives.

I am thinking about Sandra Magaril tonight; she died far too young of cancer yet made the trip to school every day despite her pain because she put her students first...when she was told of her prognosis, she told her class "I am going to teach you something far more important than English. I am going to teach you about how to live and how to die". She taught her students about dignity. And you taught us about dignity too.

It was Christmas four years ago about three weeks after my father had passed away. I was walking outside that night; it was clear and very cold. I gazed up at the stars and thought about my father amidst the stars...On this July night in New York City I can't see the stars but I know you are out there with your black Les Paul plugged into a Marshall stack and rocking the heavens...

I have never met you Mel...but I am honored to add you to my list of heroes...You GAVE of yourself in this life and your legacy will always burn bright.

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