RIP Gary Moore

I dont think 70% of the people know what a legend Gary Moore is or have even heard of him.

Regardless im one of the 30% that will miss you greatly.

God bless you Gary Moore.

I dont think 70% of the people know what a legend Gary Moore is or have even heard of him.

70%? That's a bit of a stretch. Can't be. He's very famous right?

Every guitar player should know at least one of his riff. If you don't, please learn "Still got the blues" at the very least.

GM, the legendary LP Slinger. RIP.

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Cannot be. Last time at Yamaha Electric Guitar Beginner Course, one of the lesson was to learn "Still Got The Blues"
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RIP to the Great Gary Moore.

Probably the first "solo" i learnt was Still Got The Blues intro when I started playing guitar!

Don't know about the other albums, but The Boys Are Back In Town and Blues Alive are great album to me! Walking by myself intro is wicked!
Agreed more than 70% people tend to think he overplays but so what? who can deny his playing lacks feelings? it's just sad that the blues community lost another great guitarist and im pretty sure i would be having the blues for quite awhile now :(
Over played? OMG..that is the real spirit of rock!!! those who think so must be a lover of bieber or Gaga.even if it is 10% who appreciate Gary Moore, i would be damn proud to be part of that 10%.

6 February 2011 Last updated at 19:02 GMT Share this pageFacebookTwitter ShareEmail Print Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy guitarist, dies aged 58

The renowned rock guitarist Gary Moore has died in a hotel room while on holiday in Spain.

Moore, 58, originally from Belfast, was a former member of the legendary Irish group Thin Lizzy.

Thin Lizzy manager Adam Parsons told the BBC he was found early on Sunday.

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.

The Northern Ireland guitarist was only 16 when he moved from Belfast to Dublin in 1969, to join Skid Row, which featured Lynott as lead vocalist.

He was later brought into Thin Lizzy by Lynott to replace the departing Eric Bell, another guitarist from Northern Ireland.

Lynott died in 1986 but a new line-up of Thin Lizzy continues to tour.

Bell told the BBC on Sunday he was still "in shock" at Moore's death in the Costa del Sol.

"I still can't believe it," he said.

"He was so robust, he wasn't a rock casualty, he was a healthy guy.

Parisienne Walkways

"He was a superb player and a dedicated musician."

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.

"I will miss him."

Niall Stokes, the editor of the Irish music magazine, Hot Press, described Moore as a "genius".

A message on Moore's official website says: "It is with deep sorrow and regret, that we have to announce that Gary Moore passed away while on holiday in Spain last night.

"Our thoughts are with his children, family and friends at this sad time."

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.

A year earlier, he had released his first solo album Grinding Stone and his virtuoso playing was to make him a recognised artist in his own right.

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 and Out In The Fields.

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.
He actually dead!? I saw Slash's tweet and i thought he was kidding.. Omg, this is really sad, the world has just lost one of the greatest guitarist around. Its sad that Gray Moore is not very popular in Singapore though. Luckily I am part of the 30% to have heard his awesome music!
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7 February 2011 Last updated at 11:41 GMT

Irish rock guitarist Gary Moore: an obituary

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Geldof pays tribute to Gary Moore

Gary Moore, one of the most renowned Irish rock guitarists of his generation, has died at the age of 58.

Born in Northern Ireland, he moved to Dublin at the age of 16 in time to become part of a burgeoning rock scene in the Irish capital.

His career spanned five decades and an era when his country consistently produced more than its fair proportion of talented musicians.

Born in the same part of Belfast as his contemporary Van Morrison, Gary Moore was inspired to play guitar by seeing Jimi Hendrix in his hometown in the mid-1960s.

He focused his mind on a career in music and moved to Dublin where he joined Skid Row, which featured Phil Lynott.

Lynott was subsequently dropped from the group, which produced two albums, but later asked Moore to join him in Thin Lizzy.

His initial involvement in 1973 lasted only for a few months but he rejoined four years later.

The second link-up was hugely successful with Lynott's vocal melodies blending perfectly with the edgy sound produced by Moore's virtuosity.

It has been reported that upon hearing him play, George Harrison said that Moore "makes me sound like a skiffler".

Bob Geldof " Thin Lizzy are one of the great bands. If you don't have them, you don't have things like AC/DC...”

Throughout the late 70s and early 80s, Moore would flit between Thin Lizzy - performing on their legendary 'Black Rose' album - and his own solo career, to which he was always committed.

His attachment to his own career, producing 20 studio albums, may be explained by his determination not to be confined to one particular genre.

His style shifted from the blues - with which his solo career was probably most closely associated - to his roots in rock music and occasionally whatever had most recently caught the fancy of his musical ear.

He worked with a wide range of distinguished artists including BB King and Bob Dylan.

'Exceptional and beautiful'

A relatively quiet and reserved individual, Moore was known for his dedication to his muse.

Following news of his death, another former Thin Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell stressed that Moore was "healthy" and not a "rock casualty".

Speaking following news of Moore's death in a hotel room in Spain, Bob Geldof told the BBC that he would be sadly missed.

"Thin Lizzy are one of the great bands. If you don't have them, you don't have things like AC/DC, that whole strain of lyrical rock and roll.

"Gary, without question, was one of the great Irish bluesmen. There is a sort of trinity of Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore.

"His playing was exceptional and beautiful. We won't see his like again," he said.