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Gary Moore

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Belfast, Northern Ireland (1952 – 2011)

Gary Moore (born April 4, 1952 as Robert William Gary Moore in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; died February 6, 2011 in Malaga, Spain) is acknowledged as one of the finest guitarists to have originated in Ireland. He was a virtuoso guitarist and is considered by his fans to be one of the best guitar players ever.

In a career dating back to the 1960s he has played with bands including Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, Greg Lake and Skid Row as well as having a successful solo career.

Moore started performing from a young age and got his first good guitar at the age of 14. In a career lasting over 30 years he has demonstrated that he is a fine musician, and his unique style of playing has adapted to very different music genres, including jazz rock jazz, blues, electric blues, hard rock, celtic rock and heavy metal.

One of his most famous non-blues records is Wild Frontier, his first studio album after a trip back to his native Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1985, this album has several songs about Ireland and even the music itself is steeped in Celtic roots. The title track was intended to be sung by Phil Lynott, however Lynott’s death in January 1986 prevented that. The album is dedicated to Lynott’s memory, with the words “For Philip” on the rear cover.

Wild Frontier contains the hit “Over the Hills and Far Away”, which reached #20 in the UK as well as a cover of the Australian band The Easybeats’ hit of the middle of the 1960s, “Friday on My Mind”.

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  • wert100500

    Some years ago I promised that I will have learnt play guitar like him. I sure this day will become. Gary is legend!!!

    13 Oct 4:31pm Reply
  • Deepanshuk4u

    Ek Number!!

    11 Oct 3:48pm Reply
  • Aserikoth

    Grinding Stone and Back on the Streets are great but I can't say I really enjoy his latter rock and radio friendly albums... he still was an amazing guitarist though but I feel like he wasted so much of his talent. :/

    28 Sep 1:00am Reply
  • majidtarokh

    Still Got the Blues<3

    12 Sep 3:13pm Reply
  • Day_77

    <3 Still Got the Blues

    29 Aug 2:01am Reply
  • MaxxNemo

    R.I.P king of Blues

    12 Aug 11:03pm Reply
  • MaxxNemo

    Так как он больше никто никогда не сыграет!!!

    12 Aug 11:02pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    he didn't deserve to die in his sleep, he probably wanted to go out in style, like while playing the greatest guitar solo ever on a big festival or something...

    26 Jul 3:04pm Reply
  • naturefirst

    This artist and his music will never forget . R.I.P. Gary. We miss you.[2]

    23 May 7:47pm Reply
  • berni61

    Für mich der beste Guitarist aller Zeiten.Als die ersten CDs auf dem Markt kamen, habe ich mir die erste von Gary Moore gekauft.

    21 May 1:17pm Reply
  • ChrisInChains

    Bob Geldof: 'Gary Moore' is One of the "Musical Legends" of Ireland. R.I.P. Gary, We miss you..

    24 Mar 5:26pm Reply
  • TallicLizzy

    Easily one of the top ten guitarists of all time.

    13 Feb 11:44pm Reply
  • RaminMoozikbaz

    Legend

    29 Jan 4:41pm Reply
  • po66

    I can't believe it, soon it will be 3 years since Gary Moore passed away!

    20 Jan 6:23pm Reply
  • Lionheartattack

    Murder in the skies... i wish this composition would get more attention, for it's just exceptionally great. [2] Just listened to it after it seems many years. My favorite Gary Moore tune, from those I've heard anyway. :)

    19 Jan 9:11pm Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    mestre

    3 Jan 1:36pm Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Great guitarist/singer. Respect.

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Hawk18727

    Murder in the skies... i wish this composition would get more attention, for it's just exceptionally great.

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • esparodo

    fantastisch musik, wenn das keine musik, im gegensatz was ich heute ertragen muss

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • steelybowie

    Only guy that can make me want to jump out a window after hearing him play. Love it. Feed bad for the people can't appreciate it or never try.

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
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