'We’re sad and humbled by the death of such a true gentlemen, friend and recording Artist of the label for over 20 years. Phil will be remembered through his liberating songs and music career spanning over half a century.'
Frederick Jude MD Snapper Music
Snapper Music acquired the Pretty Things' catalogue back in 1997, they were one of the first frontline bands to be signed to the label and we are proud to say they are still a rostered artist to this day.
The Pretty Things were fundamental in the development of British music. They enjoyed much critical success and were a huge influence on artists as diverse as David Bowie, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The White Stripes, Kasabian, The Lightning Seeds and countless more. Their music has been used in feature films including Guy Ritchie's 'RocknRolla', and on TV shows as recent as Britannia II.
The band created a rich music catalogue including the classic albums The Pretty Things, S.F. Sorrow & Parachute, and remained a significant artistic and creative force throughout their entire 55+ year career. They have continued to release iconic and influential recordings, right up to the present day, with a new album due for release later this year. They also remained a potent live act, as is shown on 'The Final Bow', highlighting their last electric gig at the O2 which featured special guests including Van Morrison and David Gilmour accompanying Phil and The Pretty Things live on stage.
Phil will be sadly missed.
Very sad news, he was a very talented guy and he will be sorely missed. I’m shocked
Dave Davies – The Kinks
The Pretty Things were the greatest influence on us …they invented garage bands
The Pretty Things made The Stones look tame
So sad to read of the loss of one of my very favourite 60s singers from one of my very favourite bands…
David Coverdale – Whitesnake
Phil May on voices!! 1968!! So great
RIP Phil May and thanks for one of my favourite albums of all time.
Dave Depper – Death Cab For Cutie
One of the greatest R’n’B bands of all time
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