Ray Gillen

Ray Gillen
Background information
Birth nameRaymond Anthony Gillen
Born(1959-05-12)May 12, 1959
New York City, United States
OriginCliffside Park, New Jersey, United States
DiedDecember 1, 1993(1993-12-01) (aged 34)
New York City, New York, United States
GenresHard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, harmonica, Blues Harp
Years active1978–1993
Associated actsBlack Sabbath, Phenomena, Blue Murder, Badlands, Sun Red Sun, Rondinelli

Raymond Arthur Gillen (May 12, 1959 – December 1, 1993) was an American rock singer-songwriter. He is best known for his work with Badlands, in addition to his stint with Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s and recording most of the vocals on Phenomena's Dream Runner album.

Early life

Gillen was born on May 12, 1959, in New York, but was raised in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.[1] He was an only child and started singing while in high school. He played the New Jersey club circuit with various bands, including club bands Quest (1978–80), the punk rock influenced F-66 (1980–81), Savatage, and, most notably, Vendetta and Harlette. In 1985, he joined Bobby Rondinelli's band, Rondinelli.

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