Big fan of this underappreciated Merseyside musician. Does anyone know where he was buried, where he was knocked off his bike, if there are any other sites of interest, or people who can shed more light on him?
I believe he is buried in St Ann's Church in the centre of Rainhill village. He died in 1977 having been involved in a motorbike accident in Windy Arbor Road, Whiston not far from his home in Shaw Lane.
Just found this
Lally died on the 6th June 1977 aged just 32 after being involved in a road traffic accident while riding on his scooter. The bike had been previously stolen and had just been returned to Lally by the police. On his next bike trip a car pulled out in front of him and Lally hit a telegraph pole and he died three days later in hospital. Lally had only just returned from living in Italy to set up a boutique for his sister and he lived in the large flat above -John Wokky says, 'it was a fantastic place'.
Being totally familiar with scooter riding in Italy, Lally used the small bike for short journey's into town, so naturally he did the same thing here at home in the UK.Edited: 10 August 2015, 10:01