R.I.P. Brighton Rock lead vocalist Gerry McGhee (1962-2020)
BraveWords reported earlier today that Brighton Rock‘s long-time lead vocalist Gerry McGhee passed away from cancer last night (on August 25, 2020). McGhee was only 58 years old. Based on a post from Phil Kohl for his Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer campaign in 2019, it appears that McGhee was diagnosed with cancer sometime in late 2018 to early 2019.
Gerry McGhee’s Discography w/ Brighton Rock:
Brighton Rock — Brighton Rock (1985)
Brighton Rock — Young, Wild And Free (1986)
Brighton Rock — Take A Deep Breath (1988)
Brighton Rock — Love Machine (1991)
Brighton Rock — A Room For Five Live (2002)
Wikipedia states the following about McGhee (with slight edits): “Gerald Damian “Gerry” McGhee (15 August 1962 – 25 August 2020) was a Scottish singer who best known for being the lead vocalist for the Canadian glam metal band Brighton Rock.
Brighton Rock released four albums throughout their career, their most successful album being Take A Deep Breath. That album was released in 1988. It charted at number 22 in Canada and was certified Gold by the CRIA. The album also spawned the hit single “One More Try”. They broke up in 1991, reuniting in 2002.
McGhee died of cancer on 25 August, 2020.”
Brighton Rock‘s “One More Try” video (from Take A Deep Breath album):
Brighton Rock‘s “We Came To Rock” video (from Young, Wild And Free album):
Brighton Rock‘s “End of Time” single (released in 2019):