Posted by themusicsover on February 6, 2011
Robert Gary Moore
April 4, 1952 – February 6, 2011
Gary Moore was an Irish guitarist and singer who, over a career that spanned over 40 years, became one of the most acclaimed electric blues guitarists the world has ever known. Moore was just 14 years old when he decided to pick up the guitar, and even though he was left-handed, he quickly taught himself to play with his right. His early influences included John Mayall, Albert King, and Jimi Hendrex, but it was Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac who first recognized his talent and tutored him whenever he came through Dublin. In 1969, Moore joined Skid Row, a blues rock band that included Phil Lynott who would later gain fame with Thin Lizzy. Over the years Moore played with a diverse who’s who of popular music. That list includes George Harrison, G-Force, Ozzy Osbourne, Thin Lizzy, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Beach Boys, and Albert Collins. He released his first solo album in 1973 and continued making albums up until as recently as 2008. On February 6, 2011, Gary Moore died in his sleep while on vacation in Spain. He was 58.
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