Corbett’s demise was confirmed by his sister in a Fb publish. “Those that knew Gary know that we and the world of music have all misplaced a really gifted, humorous, variety and mild soul,” she wrote. “The ache cuts so deeply that our hearts are bleeding.”
A local of Brooklyn, Corbett was a baby prodigy on the keyboards. By age 10, he was enjoying non-public events on weekends, He even joined a ’40s fashion huge band with member of The Tonight Present band.
In 1976, he started touring with punk singer Cherry Vanilla and with Ian Hunter filling in for the latter’s common keyboardist. The Hunter tour was in help of his solo album, You’re By no means Alone With a Schizophrenic.
That tour proved to be a door-opener for Corbett, who grew to become a sought-after session participant in New York Metropolis. He wrote She Bop, a 1984 No. three Billboard hit for Cyndi Lauper, and in addition wrote with Debbie Gibson and Martika.
Returning to the street, he supported Foreigner singer Lou Gramm’s solo debut, then was beneficial to Paul Stanley of KISS, becoming a member of that group’s tour.
Corbett first toured with Kiss on their 1987 Loopy Nights tour. He was an off-stage presence, He carried out the identical activity for Cinderella within the early 1990s, acting on their Heartbreak Station tour and successful a platinum album for his work on the band’s Wayne’s World soundtrack. (CInderella misplaced one other band member, guitarist Jeff LaBar, simply yesterday).
His most up-to-date gig was as a member of the all-star band Scrap Steel, becoming a member of with the Nelson twins, Mark Slaughter, Lita Ford and extra.
Corbett is survived by his spouse, Lenora, and household.