Thursday, August 27, 2020

Hamilton's Gerry McGhee, the Voice of Brighton Rock, Passes

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald "Gerry"McGhee, lead vocalist of hard rock, international superstars Brighton Rock. Gerald grew up in Hamilton and helped form the Niagara band and launched them to world renown. He died August 25, 2020.

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Here are some social media reactions

Corey Macfadyen (Producer)
Very sad to hear of the passing of Gerald McGhee. Far too young. I was fortunate to work with him live and in the studio with Brighton Rock. He was a great guy. My heart goes out to his family and bandmates. RIP. Gerry.
Mike Beattie
I remember first hearing his voice and as usual, going on and on way too much about it to my musical friends. My favorite memory of him was when my buddies took me to the Misty Moon to see them for my birthday and making so much noise from the upper level that the band was smiling at us and nodding to us the whole show. 
Jamie Vernon
Canadian rockers knew him as the singer for Brighton Rock. I got to work with him in business when his import/export business Isotope was just taking off from a small industrial unit in Mississauga. He and I cut a deal to distribute my Bullseye catalog overseas. It got us into Australia, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. He was always up front and walked me through the landmines with retail in other territories. He was also fair and paid on time and let me know if our product was sub-par for those markets. A true gentleman in a business full of snakes. My deepest condolences to his wife and daughters, his bandmates, and the many industry people he was loved by. 

Blast from the Past: Gerald Open New Vinyl Pressing Plant in Burlington + more stories

Links: Brighton RockMore Brighton Rock Stories, Videos above courtesy of Brighton Rock

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