Phil May Wiki – Phil May Bio
Phil May, leader of the 1960s rock band The Pretty Things, died at 75. Phil May was an English vocalist. He gained fame in the 1960s as lead singer for Pretty Things, of which he was a founding member. May remained a member throughout the band’s ever-changing formation over the years and was one of the band’s leading lyricists. He was the main lyricist for the album S.F. Pain.
May was born in Dartford, Kent, and formed Pretty Things in 1963 with guitarist Dick Taylor. With May as lead singer, the band became part of the British blues rock scene, along with Taylor’s previous band, the Rolling Stones. They became popular and had several successful singles before branching out into psychedelia with the 1968 album S.F. Pain. There is still controversy over which member of the band had the original idea for the piece. May stayed with Pretty Things until they finally retired in 2018, after a final concert with guests like David Gilmour and Van Morrison. In 1976, a new group called Fallen Angels, led by guitarist Mickey Finn, with Greg Ridley from Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie, Twink Adler from Pretty Things and Bob Weston from Fleetwood Mac set out to record an album and for the voices that Finn recruited Phil May. Six weeks in Geneva resulted in only eight partially complete songs, and all dropped out of the project except May. May recruited a few more players; Wally Allen, John Povey, Bill Lovelady, Chico Greenwood, Brian Johnston, Ed Dean, Fran Byrne, and they completed the album with overdubs and new songs, releasing an album in the Netherlands, Phil May and the Fallen Angels. Thereafter, May dropped out of the project and reactivated Pretty Things, and Mickey Finn renamed himself the Fallen Angels and recorded three more songs, which were later included as additional tracks in the reissues of the Phil May album.
Phil May Age
Phil May born Philip Arthur Dennis Wadey, 9 November 1944. He died at the age of 75
Phil May Wife & Children
Phil May is survived by her son Paris, her daughter Sorrel, and her partner Colin Graham.
Phil May Death & Cause
Phil May died on May 15, 2020, at King’s Lynn Hospital, of complications after hip surgery after a bicycle accident.