Golly Gallagher began his plugging career with Anchor and ABC records, promoting such acts as Don Williams, Ace and Alice Cooper. Next was CBS Records (Now owned by Sony) where he carried out promotions for many artists including Meatloaf, Billy Paul, Denise Williams, Bonnie Tyler, Toto, Billy Joel and Julio Iglesias.
Golly received gold discs for many of the above acts. The act of getting Iglesias's "Begin the Beguine" in the UK charts was probably one of his greatest successful challenges as it was practically the opposite to the trend in the charts at the time.
After leaving CBS, Golly then took positions as Head of Promotion at MCA and Gem Records.
Soon after, GFI Promotions was set up, and promoted Sam Fox, Nik Kershaw, Sly Fox, Dan Hartman and others. Growing quickly, they then promoted acts such as Mel & Kim, Princess, The Three Degrees, The Rah Band, Midge Ure and Gary Numan and were presented with several gold and silver discs.
Radio Gets Wild have presented GFI Promotions with their Gold Services Award 2007
More recently, Golly has been managing a number of artistes, taking newcomers and bringing them on and giving them that first taste of fame.