- Gail Collins Pappalardi
Gail Collins Pappalardi (born
February 2, 1941) is a songwriter and an artist. 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".
April 17, 1983, Felix Pappalardi was shot once in the neck in their fifth-floor East SideManhattan apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene and Gail was charged with second degree murder. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B07E2D81638F93BA25757C0A965948260&sec=&spon= "Record Producer Slain; Police Charge His Wife", 4/23/83 AParticle, published in the New York Times.] ] [ [http://www.pappalardi.com/Articles28.html 9/15/83 New York Postarticle, by Mike Pearl, posted at pappalardi.com.] ] At the age of 43, Gail Collins Pappalardi was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter, but found guilty of criminally negligent homicide. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E07E6DC1E38F931A1575AC0A965948260&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss "Wife Found Guilty In Pappalardi Case ", 9/22/83 AParticle, published in the New York Times.] ] [ [http://www.pappalardi.com/Articles4.html 9/22/83 New York Postarticle, by Mike Pearl and Peter Fearon, posted at pappilardi.com.] ] Pappalardi was released on parole on April 30, 1985. [ [http://nysdocslookup.docs.state.ny.us/GCA00P00/WIQ3/WINQ130] ]
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