Scompare all’età di 75 anni Philip Arthur Dennis Wadey cantante e co-fondatore (con Dick Taylor nel 1963) dei fantasmagorici The Pretty Things. Una carriera sempre legata al nome storico della band UK con cui realizza dodici album. Una delle formazioni nodali, seminali del sound britannico che andrebbe riscoperta nell’assoluta totalità. May aveva dato l’addio alle scene nel 2018 quando nell’ultimo live la band fu raggiunta anche da Van Morrison e David Gilmour.
Phil May passed away at 7.05 a.m. on Friday 15 May at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was 75. He had been locked down in Norfolk with his family and, during the week Phil had suffered a fall from his bike and had undergone emergency hip surgery, after which complications set in. Phil had been in poor health for some time when the Pretty Things played their last live concert, ‘The Final Bow,’ on 13 December 2018 at the Indigo, O2 where they were joined onstage by old friends David Gilmour and Van Morrison.