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Benny Gallagher
Date:
April 16, 2013
Cost:
10
Updated:
January 31, 2013
Benny Gallagher

One half of the legendary Gallagher & Lyle, Benny has written more great songs than seems really fair. He remains one of the best players on the circuit.

For sheer quality & distinction you need look no further than the career of Benny Gallagher. One half of hit makers & blue chip songwriters Gallagher & Lyle; he began his career as a staff writer with the Beatles Music Pub. Co. Apple writing songs for lifelong friend & Apple Records biggest Solo Artist Mary Hopkin. Benny has always considered his early years at Apple, &, especially, the constant encouragement of Paul McCartney, as one of the most important factors in his development as a songwriter. A huge number of artists have recorded & released Benny Gallagher songs including Bryan Ferry – Don Williams – Elkie Brooks – Fairport Convention – Garth Brooks – Phil Everly – Ricky Nelson – Ringo Starr – & Simon & Garfunkel. But the big news was that in 2010 Benny released his first ever solo studio album – “At The Edge Of The Wave” & it’s every bit as good as the previous work. Featuring a top band of musicians & including a marvellous homage to the late, great Ronnie Lane (Dream On) the CD attracted a great deal of public & media attention, including being selected as BBC Radio2’s disc of the week. This is definitely not one to miss.