Formed in 1943, Gayle Moran is a vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter.
During the mid-1970s, she was a member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, featuring in Apocalypse (1974) and Visions of the Emerald Beyond (1975).
We are stunned and deeply saddened by the news of the passing of our friend @ChickCorea. Chick is irreplaceable. One of the greatest and most influential pianists to ever live. We are so lucky to have spent so much time with Chick Corea over the past 40 years. (1/4) pic.twitter.com/TAeOYRXlm6
She later appeared on many recordings by her husband Chick Corea (who she married in 1972): Musicmagic, the Chick Corea solo albums The Leprechaun (1975), My Spanish Heart (1976), The Mad Hatter (1978), Secret Agent (1978) and Touchstone (1978) from Forever’s 1977 album (1982).
From the score to the 2007 film War starring Jet Li and Jason Statham, she assisted in making “Afterlife”.
“The Gracious Core” on Mark Isham’s album Castalia and the title track from the 1976 David Sancious & Tone release “Transformation” are other guest appearances (The Speed of Love).
Under her own name, she released one song, I Loved You Then … I Love You Now (1979).
Gayle Moran And Chick Corea
In 1972, Corea was married to Gayle Moran, the vocalist/pianist.
Moran even followed the Church of Scientology just like her husband. In a previous interview dating back to 2016, Corea disclosed that he made frequent visits to the place with Moran when the church formed its base in Clearwater in the late ’70s.
with his first wife, Chick had two children, Thaddeus and Liana.
Chick Corea Death Cause
On February 9, 2021, at the age of 79, Corea died from cancer at his home in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. The news was confirmed by a post on his Facebook page wrote, “It is with great sadness we announce that on February 9th, Chick Corea passed away at the age of 79, from a rare form of cancer which was only discovered very recently.
Throughout his life and career, Chick relished in the freedom and the fun to be had in creating something new, and in playing the games that artists do. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and a great mentor and friend to so many. Through his body of work and the decades he spent touring the world, he touched and inspired the lives of millions.”
It is with great sadness we announce that on February 9th, Chick Corea passed away at the age of 79, from a rare form of…
To my mentor and dear friend, the master @ChickCorea — I will always cherish and admire your music and our musical conversations forever. You are one of my musical heroes sir, may you rest in rhythm and god bless you. pic.twitter.com/KMRbzuNUC5