"I'm glad I've helped to inspire people
and I hope I can carry on doing that.."
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Stephen was a vibrant, kind-hearted and joyful man who loved his fans as much as we continue to love him to this day. It's only right to have a special place where we can all keep this love alive and thriving for as long as we can. We hope you will enjoy this little corner of the internet dedicated to Stephen and continue to talk about him, share your love for him with others and smile when you remember him and everything he left behind for us to enjoy.
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STEPHEN IN HIS OWN WORDS
"I couldn't be horrible to someone. I always treated people with respect and equally, it's in my blood, in my nature." - 1998
SITE UPDATE & NEWS
Some of you might remember that in September 2020, a Dublin councillor had put in a motion to rename the Royal Canal linear park at Spencer Dock near Sheriff Street the "Stephen Gately Park". Sadly, it looks like Stephen won't be having a park named after him anytime soon. According to the Dublin Inquirer:
Dublin City Council rules say the council must wait for 20 years after a person’s death before commemorating them in a place name. The council also doesn’t name parks after people, said a council spokesperson.
The council has agreed that both Loftus and Gately should be honoured in the naming of the city in the future, says O’Farrell. But those decisions are not formally recorded anywhere.
This is really disappointing news to say the least. I think most of us agree that Stephen should have a memorial of some sort in Dublin, and near Sheriff Street or Seville Place would be ideal given that it's where he grew up. Fortunately it seems that independent Councillor Damien O’Farrell agrees:
While we may have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Stephen's passing for Dublin to have a proper memorial for him, you can still go and see the bench we had made for him in Dillon's Park in Dalkey, a place Stephen loved to catch his breath and relax in. And the view from it is simply stunning. :)
ADMIN || September 2022
This past Friday, Channel 5 aired 'Britain's Favourite 90s Songs' from 1998 and without surprise 'No Matter What' made the list, at a very decent #4 spot! A handful of musicians, radio presenters and TV personalities commented on the songs in the list, and amongst those who talked about 'No Matter What' are Shane Lynch and his sister Edele from the band B*Witched! You can watch below as celebs reminisced about Stephen and his amazing vocals on the song. ♡
Without a doubt that was Stephen Gately's baby, No Matter What. That was his proudest moment.
The lyrics of the this song, it's about belief. And Stephen really buys into those lyrics, he really delivers them and gets them across to the listeners and to the audience.
I find myself getting quite emotional actually when I'm listening to this song. And I really love to remember him, yeah, singing this in this way.
ADMIN || July 18, 2021