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Died On This Date (June 14, 1995) Rory Gallagher / Irish Blues Rock God

Posted by themusicsover on June 14, 2010

Liam Rory Gallagher
March 2, 1948 – June 14, 1995

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Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues rock guitar great who sold more than 30 million albums and is considered one of the greatest musicians Ireland has ever produced. Gallagher first began making waves with his mid ’60s blues rock trio, Taste.  The band began building a solid reputation in London and soon found themselves opening for such bands as Cream and Blind Faith.  By the early ’70s, Taste had broken up and Gallagher was now leading a trio under his own name, making some of his best and most popular albums.  In 1972, the trend-setting Melody Maker magazine named him Top Musician Of The Year.  It was during this period that Gallagher was being strongly considered for the Rolling Stones, Deep Purple AND Canned Heat.  By the ’80s however, Gallagher was falling deeper into drug and alcohol addiction, and his musical output suffered from it.  He made his final performance in January of 1995, and was in such bad health, he soon needed a liver transplant.  Unfortunately, an infection developed following the surgery, and he died at the age of 47.

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3 Responses to “Died On This Date (June 14, 1995) Rory Gallagher / Irish Blues Rock God”

  1. milo said

    His 80’s and 90’s music was pretty damn good too.

  2. I saw Rory a handful of times … out in CA. Unbelievable. One show I took a bunch of uninitiated and hands down, every own of them was stunned. I was stunned and I knew what was coming … I miss him everyday … and everything we could have gotten. RIP Rory.

    • themusicsover.com said

      That’s cool – I regret not having ever seen him.
      Thanks for stopping by
      Vince

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