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April 6th, 2011

Michael Gately

Michael Gately is unknown purely for reasons unknown. He shares the same melodic stage and songwriting prowess as Harry Nilsson and Curt Boettcher (of Millenium/Sagittarius) yet he’s basically never been mentioned anywhere as far as I’ve ever read. He’s largely replaced the latter artists as my unconscious wafting into head, bits of chorus sung aloud while aimlessly wandering song source. AKA highest melody regards. He recorded two singles, released two unbelievably good solo albums within the same year then disappeared without a trace..

Michael Gately (as AM Gately) – Battle in the City [1969]

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So sooo goood. Could be a lost track from the Point!

Michael Gately You just run away [1971]

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From his first solo album ‘Still Round, incessantly addicting

Michael Gately The Piano Player’s Gone [1972]

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From his second solo album Gately’s Cafe, killer vocal layering.

3 Comments »

  1. Actually “Gately’s Cafe” is his first (produced by his old friend Al Kooper) and “Still ‘Round” his second album.
    He and his main musical partner, Robert John (that in 1979 hit big in the charts with “Sad Eyes”) worked as background singers, songwriters, producers (Black Ivory), etc.
    Before is death in 1982 aged 39, Gately was working as the night recepcionist in Record Plant studio in Hollywood.

    Comment by George — May 1, 2011 @ 7:31 am
  2. I like the songs this guy wrote with Robert John he is quite talented.

    Comment by Stephanie — May 22, 2011 @ 8:05 pm
  3. Wow. How have I never heard anything by this guy? Thank you for bringing him to my attention. Your site is fantastic and I appreciate all that you do.

    Comment by Chris — August 8, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

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