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Rory Gallagher

Background information
Born 2 March 1948
Flag of Ireland Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, Ireland
Died 14 June 1995 (aged 47) London, England
Genre(s) Blues
Rock
R&B
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active 19631995
Label(s) Polydor
Chrysalis
Associated
acts
Taste
Website Official website
Notable instrument(s)
1961 Fender Stratocaster

Rory Gallagher (2 March 194814 June 1995) was an Irish blues/rock guitarist, born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, grew up in Cork City in the south of Ireland. He is best known for his tenure in Taste and his solo work. Image File history File links RoryPromoGP_Magazine_1974. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G874616 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   2,200  2,600 Ballyshannon (Béal Átha Seanaidh in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... Chrysalis logo (1987-2005) Chrysalis Records is a record label that was created in 1969. ... Taste on the cover of their 1969 album On The Boards. ... “Stratocaster” redirects here. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G874616 Statistics Province: Ulster County: Population (2002)  - Town:  - Rural:   2,200  2,600 Ballyshannon (Béal Átha Seanaidh in Irish) is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Ulster Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East, Donegal South West County Town: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Taste on the cover of their 1969 album On The Boards. ...

Contents

Life and works

Gallagher's first bands were showbands which played the popular hits of the day. In 1965 he turned The Impact into an R'n'B group which played gigs in Ireland and Spain. He formed Taste in 1966, but the line-up which became legendary was formed in 1967, featuring his guitar and vocals, the jazz-tinged drumming of John Wilson and intricate bass playing of Richard McCracken. Recordings of the earlier version of Taste are still available and it's interesting to compare Gallagher's rudimentary guitar playing to the virtuosity that became evident fairly soon after in the later Taste.[citation needed] This was the group who released two studio albums, Taste and On the Boards, and made two live recordings, Live at Montreux and Live at the Isle of Wight. The latter appeared a long time after the band broke up at that same Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. A legend of blues music, Gallagher played with many of the genre's biggest stars, including collaboration with Muddy Waters and Jerry Lee Lewis on their respective London Sessions in the mid 70s and Gallagher received invitations to jam with The Rolling Stones following the loss of their lead guitarist Mick Taylor, and Canned Heat after the departure of The Eagle. In Ireland, from the mid 1950s to the late 1970s, the main source of music at dance halls was the showband. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences, first performed by African American artists. ... Taste on the cover of their 1969 album On The Boards. ... “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... For more information on the ongoing festival, see Isle of Wight Festival 2007. ... McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the Father of Chicago blues. He is also the actual father of blues musician Big Bill Morganfield. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... The Rolling Stones are an English band whose blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll-infused music became popular during the British Invasion in the early 1960s. ... Michael Mick Kevin Taylor (born 17 January 1949 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) is an English musician best known as the former lead and rhythm guitarist for The Rolling Stones. ... Canned Heat is a blues-rock/boogie band that formed in Los Angeles in 1965. ...


After the demise of Taste, Gallagher toured under his own name, hiring bass player Gerry McAvoy to play on his first eponymous 'solo' album (a relationship that would last twenty years on the road) and Wilgar Campbell on drums. Gerry McAvoy played bass guitar for Rory Gallagher between 1971 and 1991, and has since been in Nine Below Zero. ...


The 1970s were Gallagher's most prolific period. He produced ten albums in that decade, including two live albums, Live in Europe and Irish Tour '74 which for many captured best his bands' raw and naturally dynamic qualities.[citation needed] The classic line-up is largely considered to be with Rod De'Ath' on drums and Lou Martin on keyboards between 1973 and 1978. Other release highlights include Against the Grain and the jazz tinged Calling Card album, assisted in production by Roger Glover (bassist with Deep Purple) and the hard blues-rocking Photo Finish and Top Priority albums with Ted McKenna on drums. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Roger David Glover (b. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


In 2003 Wheels Within Wheels a collection of acoustic tracks was released posthumously by Gallagher's brother Donal Gallagher. Collaborators on this album included Bert Jansch, Martin Carthy, The Dubliners and Lonnie Donegan. The Dubliners are an Irish folk band founded in 1962, making them one of the older bands still playing music today. ... Lonnie Donegan Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. ...


He played and recorded what he said was "in me all the time, and not just something I turn on ...". Though he sold over thirty million albums world wide it was his marathon live performances that won him greatest acclaim. His passion and skill for the blues is well documented in the 1974 film Irish Tour '74 directed by Tony Palmer.


In 1972 he was voted Melody Maker's Top Musician of the Year, dethroning Eric Clapton. His album Live in Europe has been a big selling album not only in Ireland but also internationally. Generally regarded as one of the most influential guitarists ever, many of today's top musicians, including The Edge from U2, Slash of Guns N' Roses fame, Johnny Marr of the Smiths, Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest, Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard, and Brian May of Queen cite Gallagher as an inspiration in their formative musical years. It is also well documented that the Rolling Stones auditioned Gallagher among a number of other guitarists for the band in the 1970s. Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was (until its closure) the worlds oldest weekly music newspaper. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning British guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961 in Barking, East London), more widely known by his moniker The Edge, is a British-born musician, known best as the guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist for the Irish rock band U2. ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ... Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 in Ardwick) is an English guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player and singer. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... Glenn Raymond Tipton (born October 25, 1948 in Blackheath, England) is one of the lead guitarists for British heavy metal institution Judas Priest. ... Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in 1968 in Birmingham. ... Vivian Patrick Campbell (born in August 25, 1962 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) is an Irish rock guitarist, currently playing for Def Leppard. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Brian Harold May CBE (born July 19, 1947) is an English musician best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the English rock band Queen. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ...


Gallagher lived for a time in Belgium.


Gallagher's health and his ability to perform were increasingly compromised by excessive use of alcohol combined with drugs that had been prescribed to alleviate his anxiety of flying. From the late 1980s, he suffered increasingly poor health yet he continued touring. By the time of his final performance on 10 January 1995 in the Netherlands, he was visibly unwell. A liver transplant became necessary and was nearly successful, but just before being discharged from the hospital, a MRSA developed. He quickly worsened and died in London on 14 June 1995. Gallagher never married and had no children. Binomial name Rosenbach 1884 Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an isolate of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus that has acquired genes encoding antibiotic resistance to all penicillins, including methicillin and other narrow-spectrum β-lactamase-resistant penicillin antibiotics. ...


Guitars and Equipment

Rory's Stratocaster

Fender's Rory Gallagher signature model.

Gallagher was always associated with his well-worn sunburst 1961 Stratocaster, which his brother Donal has officially retired. It was reputedly the first in Ireland, ordered by a showband member who changed his mind about the colour. Gallagher bought it for just shy of £100 at Crowley's Music Store on Cork's McCurtain Street. The guitar was extensively modified by Gallagher. The tuning pegs, for a start, are odd (5 Sperzels and one Gotoh) and all of these have been found to be replacements. Secondly, it is thought that the nut has been replaced and interchanged a number of times. Thirdly, the scratchplate was changed during Gallagher's time with Taste. Another change was the pickups of which none are original. The final modification was that of the wiring. Gallagher disconnected the bottom tone pot and rewired so he had just a master tone control along with the master volume control. He also installed a 5-way selector switch in place of the vintage 3-way one. The most notable effect that years of touring have had is the almost complete removal of the guitar's sunburst finish, partly through being left out in the rain in a ditch for days after being stolen. Other quirks include a 'hump' in the scratch plate which moves the neck pickup closer to the neck on the bass side and a replacement of all of the pickups, though this replacement was due to damage rather than a perception of a tonal inadequacy. Reproductions of the guitar have recently been sold by Fender, though with smaller frets and lower action than the original.[1] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (411x1250, 72 KB) Source http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (411x1250, 72 KB) Source http://www. ... It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ... A Fender Stratocaster with rosewood fingerboard and three-tone sunburst finish. ... In Ireland, from the mid 1950s to the late 1970s, the main source of music at dance halls was the showband. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Munster County: Area: 37. ... The present popular usage of the term potentiometer (or pot for short) describes an electrical device which has a user-adjustable resistance. ... It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ...


Other Instruments

Gallagher owned a number of other instruments, including: A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ...


Coral Sitar Purchased for $2000 in Florida by Donal Gallagher. Used on the song "Philby" in 1979. Premla Shahane playing a sitar, 1927 The sitar is a Hindustani classical music instrument. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition. ...


Danelectro Silvertone This guitar was bought for $15 from a pawnshop. It was often used in Gallagher's live set to play "Cradle Rock" and "A Million Miles Away". Danelectro DC-3 reissue. ...


Fender Esquire This guitar dating to 1959 was heavily modified. It started off as a stock Esquire in cream and ended up as a black Telecaster. At one point in between, Gallagher put a Strat pickup in the middle position and added a 5-way selector. The Fender Esquire is a solid body electric guitar manufactured by Fender, and was the first guitar sold by Fender, in 1950. ...


Fender Telecaster (1967) This was very similar to the Esquire after the Esquire had undergone all of its modifications. It can be seen in action on Gallagher's Live at Rockpalast DVD in the song "Bullfrog Blues". The Fender Telecaster, also known as a Tele, is a typically dual-pickup, solid-body electric guitar made by Fender. ... For the Porcupine Tree album, see Rockpalast (download double CD). ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ...


Acoustic Guitars His main acoustic guitar was a Martin D-35. In his later years, he used an Electro-Acoustic Takamine (a prototype model given to him by Takamine while he was touring Japan) that was much easier to amplify in a live context. C.F. Martin & Company is a guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin. ... Takamine is a renowned Japanese luthier (guitar manufacturer) based in Nakatsugawa, Gifu, Japan. ...


Martin Mandolin This was used most famously in Gallagher's joint effort with Lonnie Donegan, "Goin' To My Hometown". Lonnie Donegan Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. ...


National Resonator (1932) Gallagher used this to play blues standards and acoustic sets and often used a heavy steel slide with it.


Other Instruments Gallagher also played the saxophone, showcased on the song "On The Boards" by Taste, and harmonica which can be heard on the Taste song "I'm Not Surprised". The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Amplifiers and Effects

Gallagher used various makes and models of amplifiers during his career. In general, however, he preferred smaller 'combo' amplifiers to the larger, more powerful 'stacks' that are popular with rock and hard rock guitarists. To make up for the relative lack of power on stage, he would often link several different combo amps together. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


When Gallagher was with Taste, he used a single Vox AC30 with a Dallas Rangemaster treble booster plugged into the 'normal' input. Examples of this sound can be heard on the Taste albums, as well as the album Live in Europe. Brian May, of the band Queen, has admitted in interviews that as a young man, he was inspired to use a similar amplifier and treble booster setup after meeting Gallagher and asking him how he got his sound. Gallagher has also been known to have used Ibanez Tube Screamers and various Boss effects. Taste on the cover of their 1969 album On The Boards. ... Vox is a musical equipment manufacturer formerly based in Britain, and now owned by Japanese electronics giants Korg, which is most famous for making the AC30 guitar amplifier and the Vox organ. ... A collection of Vox AC30 amplifiers The Vox AC30 is a guitar amplifier manufactured by Vox. ... Popularized by legendary guitarists such as Brian May of Queen and Eric Clapton, treble booster pedals have been used to overdrive tube amplifiers, such as VOX AC30s, in order to create a cleanly-driven type of distortion. ... Brian Harold May CBE (born July 19, 1947) is an English musician best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the English rock band Queen. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Ibanez Tube Screamer exterior The Ibanez Tube Screamer is a distortion effects pedal produced by Ibanez. ...


In the early to mid 1970s, Gallagher began to use Fender amplifiers, most notably a Bassman and a Twin, both of a 50s vintage. An example of this sound can be heard on the Irish Tour '74 album. He also had a Fender Concert amplifier. It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ...


In the mid to late 1970s, when Gallagher was moving towards a hard rock sound, he experimented with Ampeg VT40 and VT22 amps. He also began using Marshall combos. During this period and beyond, Gallagher used different combinations of amps on stage to achieve more power and to blend the tonal characteristics of different amps. Ampeg is an American instrument amplifier manufacturer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Recognition

Quotes

"Playing on stage with him in LA was one of the biggest thrills for me ever." Slash (Guns N' Roses) Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ...


"A beautiful man and an amazing guitar player. He was a very sensitive man and a great musician." The Edge (U2) David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961 in Barking, East London), more widely known by his moniker The Edge, is a British-born musician, known best as the guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist for the Irish rock band U2. ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ...


"It was all about him playing the guitar, it got into your soul." Cameron Crowe (Writer/Film Director) Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director. ...


"In the 70s he built himself a reputation as a live performer of tremendous vitality." "He was even headhunted to join The Rolling Stones." Niall Stokes (Editor, Hot Press) The Rolling Stones are an English band whose blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll-infused music became popular during the British Invasion in the early 1960s. ... Niall Stokes (Irish : Niall Ó Stócaigh) is the editor of the popular fortnightly music and political magazine Hot Press based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. ... Hot Press is a fortnightly music and political magazine founded in 1977, based in Dublin, Ireland. ...


"One of the things that was crucial for me I got from Rory Gallagher, which was the idea of, like, being a guitar player for life and living it." Johnny Marr (The Smiths/ The The/ Electronic/ Johnny Marr and the Healers/Modest Mouse) Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 in Ardwick) is an English guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player and singer. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... The The is an English musical and multimedia group that has been around since 1979 in various forms, with Matt Johnson being the only constant band member. ... Electronic was an alternative rock/dance group formed by New Order singer and guitarist Bernard Sumner and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. ... Johnny Marr in 2002 Johnny Marr with ex-Smiths cohort Morrissey Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester) is a British guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player and singer, and is best known as the man behind the music of The Smiths. ... Template:Lyricwiki Modest Mouse is an American indie rock band. ...


"Rory's death really upset me. I heard about it just before we went on stage, and it put a damper on the evening. I can't say I knew him that well, but I remember meeting him in our offices once, and we spent an hour talking. He was such a nice guy and a great player." Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ... Led Zeppelin were an English rock band that formed in September 1968. ...


"So these couple of kids come up, who's me and my mate, and say 'How do you get your sound Mr. Gallagher?' and he sits and tells us. So I owe Rory Gallagher my sound." Brian May (Queen) Brian Harold May CBE (born July 19, 1947) is an English musician best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the English rock band Queen. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ...


"Rory's death is a tragic loss of a great musician and a very good friend." Van Morrison George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...


"The man who got me back into the blues." Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning British guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ...


"An uncompromisingly serious musician" The Times, 16 June 1995. The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ...


Reference for musician quotes: UK Guitarist 265 / The Rory Gallagher Story, BBC Radio 2


Tributes

  • On 25 October 1997 a tribute sculpture to Gallagher was unveiled in the newly renamed Rory Gallagher Place (formerly St. Paul's St. Square) in Cork. The sculptor was a childhood friend of Rory, Geraldine Creedon. The two had grown up together in the McCurtain Street area of the city.
  • A pub in Cork City at 32 McCurtain Street was named "Gallaghers" in his memory.
  • Comic book artist Timothy Truman is also a fan, and GrimJack #4: Legacy has a cover and story line utilizing Gallagher's image.
  • There is a Rory Gallagher Exhibition located in Ballyshannon, Ireland which contains a detailed history of his life and many items of memorabilia.
  • There are a number of Rory Gallagher tribute bands, many of whom perform at the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival in Ballyshannon.
  • Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival Website
  • A theatre in Ballyshannon has been renamed as the Rory Gallagher Theatre.
  • There is a Rory Gallagher Corner at Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, Dublin.
  • A life-size bronze statue in the shape of his Stratocaster has been installed at Rory Gallagher Corner in Dublin's Temple Bar. Some of those who attended the unveiling include The Edge of U2 and the Lord Mayor of Dublin.
  • In 2004 the Rory Gallagher Music Library was opened in Cork. [2]
  • The French town of Bedoin in Vaucluse at the base of Mont Ventoux has a street named after Rory Gallagher in the old town "Impasse Rory Gallagher"

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Discography

Albums

Rory Gallagher is Irish guitarist Rory Gallaghers first solo album after his first band Taste broke up. ... Deuce was released in 1971 and is the second album by Rory Gallagher. ... Live! in Europe is an album released by Irish Blues guitarist Rory Gallagher in 1972. ... Blueprint is the fourth album by Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher. ... Tattoo was the fourth studio album released by Rory Gallagher. ... Irish Tour (1974) is a blues oriented rock album by Rory Gallagher. ... Against The Grain is a 1975 studio album by Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher. ... Calling cards are often found in phone boxes in London advertising the services of call girls Calling Card may refer to various object of the same name: Historically, a calling card was used socially to signify a visit made to a house if the occupant were absent; or as an... Photo finish from Greyhound racing taken using the movie camera method. ... Top Priority is Rory Gallaghers tenth album and considered one of his bests. ... This page is about the album. ... Fresh Evidence is Rory Gallaghers last recorded album. ...

Compilations

  • The Story So Far - 1974
  • In The Beginning - 1975
  • Sinner... and Saint - 1975 (previously from Rory Gallagher and Deuce)
  • Take It Easy Baby - 1976
  • A Blue Day For The Blues - 1995
  • Last of the Independents - 1995
  • Etched In Blue - 1998
  • Wheels Within Wheels - 2003
  • Big Guns: The Very Best Of Rory Gallagher - 2005
  • Live At Montreux - 2006

DVDs

  • Irish Tour 1974 - 2000
  • At Rockpalast - 2004
  • The Complete Rockpalast Collection - 2005
  • Live at Cork Opera House - 2006
  • Live In Montreux - 2006

Guest appearances

McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the Father of Chicago blues. He is also the actual father of blues musician Big Bill Morganfield. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Administrators, remember to check if anything links here, the page history (last edit) and any revisions of CSD before deleting. ... McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the Father of Chicago blues. He is also the actual father of blues musician Big Bill Morganfield. ... Joseph Roger ODonnell (Joe) (born Johnston, Pennsylvania, May 7, 1922; died Nashville, Tennessee, August 9, 2007) was an American documentary photographer, photojournalist and official presidential photographer. ... Albert King (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992) was an influential American blues guitarist and singer. ... Image:MikeBatt. ... Albert Collins album cover Albert Collins (October 1, 1932 – November 24, 1993) was a blues guitarist, singer and musician. ... Box of Frogs were a blues-based hard rock band featuring former members of the 1960s group, The Yardbirds. ... Box of Frogs were a blues-based hard rock band featuring former members of the 1960s group, The Yardbirds. ... The Furey family were travelling people who settled in Claddagh Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin. ... Davy Spillane (1959-) is a player of uilleann pipes. ... Phil Coulter (born February 19, 1942) is a songwriter, performer and music producer from Derry, the second city of Northern Ireland. ... The Dubliners are an Irish folk band founded in 1962, making them one of the older bands still playing music today. ... Administrators, remember to check if anything links here, the page history (last edit) and any revisions of CSD before deleting. ...

See also

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References

  1. ^ [1] Rory Gallagher:Equipment

External links


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Rory Gallagher - Biography (899 words)
Rory went on to form Taste in 1967 ­ a band who soon met with wide acclaim, and subsequently headed for London where they were an immediate success at London’s famed Marquee Club, counting among their fans John Lennon.
On his return, Rory was invited to guest on an album by yet another of his heroes, Jerry Lee Lewis (a double album recorded in London), and went on to the Montreux Jazz Festival to record with Albert King on his “Live In Montreux” album, then guested with jazz/blues giant Chris Barber.
Rory made television history as the first ever artist to appear on Rockpalast, transmitted live to some fifteen countries with an estimated audience of 50 million.
Rory Gallagher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1210 words)
Rory Gallagher (March 2, 1948 - June 14, 1995) was an Irish blues/rock guitarist, born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and raised in County Cork.
It is also well documented that the Rolling Stones auditioned Rory for the band as their permanent guitarist in the '70s but he refused on the basis that it was against all he believed in terms of his own name and style.
Rory was always associated with his famous well-worn sunburst Stratocaster, which currently resides in the custody of his brother Donal Gallagher who has officially retired it.
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