An Evening With Benny Gallagher
Benny Gallagher plays Backstage at the Green Hotel Kinross on Friday 3rd November 2017 at 9.00pm for Mundell Music.
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An Acoustic evening with Benny Gallagher…….
Gallagher and Lyle are a Scottish musical duo, comprising singer-songwriters Bernard Joseph “Benny” Gallagher (born 10 June 1945, Largs, Ayrshire) and Graham Hamilton Lyle (born 11 March 1944, Bellshill, Lanarkshire). Their style consists mainly in pop, soft and folk rock oriented songs.
Their first recognition came in 1968, when they were signed by The Beatles to write for Apple Records’ artists. They were founding members of the band McGuinness Flint and wrote the 1970 UK chart hit “When I’m Dead and Gone”. In 1972 they formed the duo Gallagher and Lyle, whose fifth album Breakaway charted well and included the hit songs “Heart on My Sleeve” and “I Wanna Stay with You”. Don Williams took their song “Stay Young” to No. 1 on the US Country charts. The duo split in 1980, but re-formed in 2010. Gallagher and Lyle have worked, jointly and individually, on records with, among others, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Joan Armatrading, Ralph McTell, Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention and Jim Diamond. Artists who have released Gallagher and Lyle songs include Bryan Ferry, Elkie Brooks, Fairport Convention, Art Garfunkel and Joe Brown.
Gallagher is a featured artist and co-owner of OnSong (an internet-based record label) with Derek Wilson. Gallagher has released two albums as a solo artist – Benny Gallagher on Stage, and more recently At the Edge of the Wave. The latter set features his tribute to Robert Louis Stevenson, “Tusitala”; this song has also been included on the Greentrax CD The Great Tapestry of Scotland, which was released in late 2012 to accompany the launch of what will be the largest tapestry in the world.
“When I’m Dead and Gone” was featured on the soundtrack of the 1999 British comedy-drama film East is East.
British chick-lit author Lisa Jewell’s 2010 novel After The Party makes reference to “I Wanna Stay With You”.
The late British comedian and broadcaster Kenny Everett staged an outrageously literal visual interpretation of “Heart on My Sleeve” on his BBC TV show in the early 1980s.
The Variety Club of Great Britain has used “Heart on My Sleeve” to promote its Gold Heart Appeal.