In Memory 2011: Gary Moore


 Gary Moore died in on February 6th 2011, whilst on holiday in Spain.
Gary Moore was born Robert William Gary Moore in 1952, originally from Belfast, was a former member of the legendary Irish group Thin Lizzy during the 70s music bubble.
Gary had his first album in the 70s called "Skid" followed in 1971 by "34 Hours" and "Grinding Stone" followed in 1973.
Moore was originally drafted into Thin Lizzy by its late frontman Phil Lynott. He later gained acclaim for his solo work and was a former member of the Irish group Skid Row.
He was later brought into Thin Lizzy by Lynott to replace the departing Eric Bell, another guitarist from Northern Ireland. Gary appeared on the hit "Waiting For An Alibi", and left very shortly after. There is no doubt that Moore was one of the most influential guitarists during the 70s music phenomena.
Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy said it been a pleasure to share a stage with Moore.
"Playing with Gary during the" Black Rose "era was a great experience, he was a great  player and a great guy," he said.The album also included "Sara" written by Moore and  Lynott
 
The lead guitarist received critical acclaim for his work on the 1974 Thin Lizzy album, Nightlife, but would never be constrained by the music group format.
Although returning to Thin Lizzy briefly in the late 1970s, his solo work continued to garner interest and he also enjoyed UK chart success with Lynott, via singles Parisienne Walkways.
 
Throughout his career, Moore was to embrace a range of genres including blues, metal and hard rock.
He performed on stage with a range of major artists and released 20 studio albums.

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