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Gail Collins Pappalardi (born February 2, 1941) is a songwriter and an artist.

Biography

She was wife of the late Felix Pappalardi. She contributed lyrics to many Mountain songs and co-wrote Cream's "World of Pain" with Pappalardi and "Strange Brew" with Pappalardi and Eric Clapton. As Gail Collins, her artwork appears on the album covers, "Mountain Climbing" and "Nantucket Sleighride".

On April 17, 1983, Felix Pappalardi was shot once in the neck in their fifth-floor East Side Manhattan apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene and Gail was charged with second degree murder.[1][2] At the age of 43, Gail Collins Pappalardi was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter, but found guilty of criminally negligent homicide.[3][4] Pappalardi was released on parole on April 30, 1985.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Record Producer Slain. Police Charge His Wife". Associated Press in the New York Times. April 18, 1983. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B07E2D81638F93BA25757C0A965948260&sec=&spon=. Retrieved 2009-10-29. "Mr. Pappalardi, who was 41 years old, had been shot once in the neck and was pronounced dead when the police arrived at the couple's apartment, at 30 Waterside Plaza on the East Side, according to authorities."  
  2. ^ 9/15/83 New York Post article, by Mike Pearl, posted at pappalardi.com.
  3. ^ Wife Found Guilty In Pappalardi Case , 9/22/83 AP article, published in the New York Times.
  4. ^ 9/22/83 New York Post article, by Mike Pearl and Peter Fearon, posted at pappilardi.com.
  5. ^ [1]







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