BirthdaySeptember 20, 1938
BirthplaceBrooklyn, USA

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  1. About Eric Gale

    Full name: Eric Gale
    Also known as: Eric Gale, Gale, Eric
    Professions: Actor, Music Department, Soundtrack

  2. Eric Gale Known for

    One False Move (1992), One-Trick Pony (1980), Paul Simon: Live at the Tower Theatre 1980 (1980), Born Romantic (2000)

  3. Eric Gale Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 25th of May, 1994 (Age: 55)

  4. Eric Gale Biography

    Eric J. Gale (September 20, 1938 - May 25, 1994) was a leading American jazz and session guitarist.Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gale began playing guitar at the age of 12. Although he majored in chemistry at Niagara University, Gale was determined to pursue a musical career, and began contributing to accompaniments for such stars as Maxine Brown, the Drifters, and Jesse Belvin. He soon began to attract the attention of King Curtis and Jimmy Smith, who began recommending him for studio work. He became known first as a session musician in the 1960s, eventually appearing on an estimated 500 albums. Among the many artists he recorded with were Aretha Franklin, Bob James, Paul Simon, Lena Horne, Quincy Jones, Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Peter Tosh, Grover Washington, Jr., Herbie Mann, Esther Phillips, Joe Cocker, Carly Simon, Van Morrison, Al Jarreau, Dave Grusin and Billy Joel. He also had a spell in Aretha Franklin's stage band.Gale died of lung cancer in May 1994, at the age of 55.

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