Alan Blakley

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Alan Blakley
Birth nameAlan David Blakley
Born1 April 1942
Bromley, Kent [1]
Died1 June 1996(1996-06-01) (aged 54) [1]
Genres Pop, rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, songwriter, record producer
Years active1960s–1990s
Associated acts The Tremeloes

Alan David Blakley (1 April 1942 1 June 1996) [1] was a British guitarist and record producer, who was a member of the Tremeloes from its inception until January 1975, when he started writing for other bands. His credits include co-writing (with Len Hawkes) various hits for the Tremeloes and co-producing the UK No. 42 [2] hit "She's Gonna Win", with Bilbo.

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Personal life

He had two daughters, Claudie Blakley and Kirsten Blakley, [3] with his actress wife Lin Blakley, and a brother, Mike Blakley. [4]

Blakley died of cancer in June 1996, aged 54. [5]

Discography

Song nameArtistCredit UK chart position
"Helule Helule" The Tremeloes Co-writer14 [6]
"My Little Lady"The TremeloesCo-writer6 [6]
"(Call Me) Number One"The TremeloesCo-writer2 [6]
"By the Way"The TremeloesCo-writer35 [6]
"Me And My Life"The TremeloesCo-writer4 [6]
"Hello Buddy"The TremeloesCo-writer29 [6]
"She's Gonna Win" Bilbo Co-producer42 [2]

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