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Old Dec-10-2006, 2:25 PM
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Icon49 Mel Galley OFFICIAL Myspace launched

Yes folks.
Thats right.
Mel now has an official outlet on the WWW! It was offically launched today Sunday 10th December in the CHAT. Although some people on here found the "work in progress" version this week by themselves.

If you head over to www.myspace.com/melgalley you will find a full, authorised Biography and some rare unreleased tunes for your listening pleasure
You need to be a Myspace member to post comments etc.

You'll find a couple of links in it to GH.com GHPG and Glenn's myspace page too. if you hover the mouse in the right places that is.

You will also find a link to the Trapeze:Running cover if havent seen it before.

Picture attached was taken at the pre-launch party yesterday. In it with Mel are two of his newest and now(after meeting him for the first time) completely smitten fans.
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Old Dec-10-2006, 2:28 PM
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Icon34 Way Cool!!!

Hey Paul,

I have checked it out already.....it is time that Mister Galley gets the love he deserves.....Thank you so much for all your work...We all appreciate what you have done!!

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Thumbs up Fab work!

Great Paul!!!

Absolutely fantastic work!! It looks so great! now you won't have time for fun! lol you'll spend all your time accepting friends!!

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Wolfy, you are "da man" !!! About time Mel gets his kudos and people get to know something about his legacy and brilliance. If I was in his shoes I would also be very greatful for a friend who cares like you do
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Old Dec-10-2006, 7:58 PM
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Great Job Wolfy!! It has been a long time comin', but hopefully Mel will start to get some of the recognition he sorely deserves. Couldn't be happier about his MySpace! Now, maybe even a website in the future
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Old Dec-11-2006, 1:43 AM
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Fantastic job Wolfy!

Stay Fun(ky)

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Old Dec-11-2006, 1:44 AM
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Absolutely brilliant!

It's long overdue, it's so nice to see Mel getting the attention he deserves.

Reading some old posts on here, it seemed to me that maybe Mel himself didn't fully appreciate how much he & his music mean to so many people. I think he's been put right on that score by Wolfy and many others, well done guys

A full-blown Trapeze website must be next on the list....
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Old Dec-11-2006, 2:16 AM
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Congratulations and nice work Wolfy i'll look forward to seeing the site develop! It's time for Mel to get writing som killer riffs again - judging by the 4 new songs on Whitesnake's last effort Mr.Coverdale could do with a bit of help in that area!!

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Old Dec-11-2006, 6:26 AM
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Well done Paul, its great that Mel is getting some much deserved exposure. I would love to know what happened to the MGM demos.

If you remember we discussed those at the Northampton gig. It would be a real coup if you could get hold of those. I think BM has still got a copy. Loved there version of Palace of the King.

Anyway great Job and hopefully this site will continue to grow in popularity. It must be great for Mel to know he has not been forgotten
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Icon49 Totally great !

Yeah, that about says it all:

TOTALLY GREAT ~~~
FOR MEL GALLEY, TOM GALLEY,
AND FOR ALL TRAPEZE AND
PHENOMENA FANS ~~~
PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE!

....and those 2 anonymous Mel Galley fans
in the photograph ain't too shabby none either.
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Old Dec-11-2006, 11:27 AM
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Great site, and not before time

Coming back strong ....
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Well done Paul. Anything that gets Mel's name "out there" is a good thing
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Old Dec-11-2006, 2:56 PM
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He's definitely on my friends' list now Paul, and as everyone before me has said, not before time! I'll read his page in depth over the weekend and say hello

And it's wonderful to know that you've made him realise how much he's been appreciated on here.

Thanks for all you've done (how long ya been on myspace - two minutes? ) and thanks to Mel.

And a lovely pic of your ladies with the great man, too

My first post on the Christmas forum - good innit? ... though the snow keeps falling onto my keyboard

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Old Dec-11-2006, 3:14 PM
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Good man wolfy and mel - nice to see the site and who knows where this could lead!

One thing - perhaps in helping to spread the word, you could contact people such as Simon as the DPAS to bring the site to a wider audience - I'm sure they'd put a brief 'news' report on their website and why not say this is the first step; in the future Mel is gathering together some of his vast archive of music to assess whether some will be issued officially for fans starved of his talents for a number of years! (I do like nice gentle prods! and who knows it might help the lofts and garages to be checked out by the Brothers G!!!)
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Old Dec-17-2006, 10:04 AM
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Thanks everyone for your comments.

Mel is amazed by the response to the page. I keep telling him there is still interest in Trapeze out there - especially with Glenn still recording and touring.

In just a week he has had over 500 views, 800 plays, and 80 friends. He's had contact from an old friend too - John Saxon of MGM.

His unreleased demo track Coming Back Strong which turned into Gambler on Slide it In is the most played - just.

The top friends list is constantly changing. Those he knows will be on the top half and fans will be rotating on the bottom half.

Any suggestions for songs when they are changed in the New Year will be welcome.

Thanks again from Mel.

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Old Dec-18-2006, 12:54 AM
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Excellent news Wolfy. Am sending a friend request right now
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Old Jan-17-2007, 12:09 PM
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Icon31 Site Updated

4 new tracks have been added today

There are live studio instumental versions of Slide It In & Standing In the Shadows
It's really good to hear the unmistakeable sound of Cozy Powell on drums
Sing along with Mel and the boys

Also added Midnight Flyer from Hot Wire and Take Good Care from Hold On.

A few new pics of Mel - and in colour too!
I havent posted them in the gallery here as this the GHPG and Glenn is not in the pics.
His new profile pic is a great one, tho i say so myself.
All new pics kindly provided by Mel's son

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Congrats, Paul - the site is getting better and even better!

Love the new profile pic and will keep Mel in Medusa's Top Friends forever.

We are currently taking a break in rehearsals for a week and will be resuming rehearsing one of my originals "The Edge Of Life" next week. That song (one of my originals) is our "Seaful" and our guitarist Patrick is trying to catch the right mood for those guitar licks between the verses. A tribute to Mel's playing in a great band. Looking forward to tell him live in the chat on Sunday!


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Old Jan-18-2007, 1:41 AM
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Speaking about "Seafull", I still think that JJs performance on the Soulful DVD is one of the most stunning performances of this brilliant song i have ever heard, sends shivers down my spine ...and I know what Im talking bout.
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The importance of Mel's solo (especially in Seafull, but all of them really) is that Seafull was a standard 70s classic after it came out. Much like the solo to Stairway to Heaven or the chordal riff in House of the Rising Sun or (to a lesser degree) Don't Fear the Reaper...Seafull was one of those solos or riffs that guitarists right away wanted to learn, and it was possible with work to learn -- it was so beautiful with an economy of notes. Just classic. It takes a brilliant solo to make people want to learn it right away like that, and there really isn't a whole lot of them. Building on it is like putting in flourishes on the American National Anthem...sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. JJ's worked great, I agree!

Speaking of JJ, coincidentally, I just put his solo in Written All Over Your Face (from the live concert) in amongst the ten greatest solos (that spoke to me) I had ever heard in a poll on a guitar and amp board I frequent. Actually I put it in the top 5. Of course I put Mel's Seafull at the top. But anytime someone asks who is an underrated or lesser known great guitar player, I always jump in and talk about JJ being the best I know of.
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Old Apr-06-2007, 8:56 AM
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Just put 4 different songs on Mel's page.

The instrumental version of Spit It Out kicks ass!

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New video added of Mel's solo spot during Crying in the Rain

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As Captain Bill has mentioned in the Trapeze post - 35 years ago today - there are some new pics in the Trapeze page.

There are also a whole load of new pics on Mel's own page.

Is it me or does he bear a resemblance to John Parrot in the one where he is 16.

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Old Jun-20-2007, 3:14 PM
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All 4 songs just been changed on Mel's page.

Hope you like the new selection.

Comments on Myspace too please!

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The page goes from strength to strength. the number of plays is constantly increasing.

New music next weekend - but for now 27 new pictures have been added!

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Hey Wolfy,

Great work as usual....the new pictures are dynamite and I look forward to the new songs.

And I visited the site of the pub in Cannock....now that was lovely! What a cozy atmosphere to tip back a few pints and share some conversation....You would be hard pressed to find a place like that in the US...too many strip mall cookie cutter bars and theme restaurants. TGI Friday's always made me wonder if there is a Knick Knacks R Us where they get all the kitschy stuff on display....I can almost hear the customer from Friday's...."I need one of those cigar store Indians...a couple of those railroad lanterns...throw in the dog sled.....hey, do you still have any of those 1920 vintage fire bottles left??"

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Just changed all four songs on the page.

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Ok, finally Myspace has got its act together and come back to life in this part of town.

The full version of Black Cloud is now on Mel's page

The video quality is ok - the original very good - considering the file conversion and shrinkage. then myspace degrade it some more!

When watching bear in mind Mel had a quick 30 minute rehearsal during the week to run thru the chords. then a soundcheck that was each song thru once. the band was nervous of playing with a legend.

also, he hadnt sung live for ....... well, years!

just went up and did it basically.

I can report that he intends to do another 2 shows after xmas and they will be announced in advance with longer sets and a band chosen by Mel. So if anyone is interested stay tuned here and myspace as you will get an early tip off

The Tackeroo tell me they turned about 140 people away on the night

anyone want to see the encore of Cocaine?

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Oh yeah,

and expect another announcement very soon along with up to date pics of Mel now, including a full close up
of "the claw".

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