Gary Moore remembered
Legendary rock/metal/blues/fusion guitar hero Gary Moore died this weekend, apparently the unfortunate rocker way having a few too many to drink, according to the latest reports. Strange, seeming as he was the kind of sober guy to call on when others couldn't be relied on - Thin Lizzy guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson at various points in time due to their own drink, drug and other rowdy ways. Rest in peace, Gary!
Here are a few clips of Gary Moore over the years, including his stints with Thin Lizzy and Phil Lynnott. Above, Gary Moore and friends, which is basically Thin Lizzy, doing a slowed-down ballad version of Don't Believe A Word from the BBC program The Old Grey Whistle Test. Well, initially, before kicking off into superdrive with some awesome soloing!
Here's also Thin Lizzy, with Gary, at the top of their game, playing at the Sydney Opera house in 1978. Gary was in Thin Lizzy numerous times, from their early career, co-wrote Still In Love With You from the Night Life album, but only recorded a full length album: Black Rose - A Rock Legend, in 1979 which he is rumoured to be playing all or most guitars on, because of Scott Gorham's drug issues.
Apart from his hard rock career, solo and with Thin Lizzy, and his later blues albums, Gary Moore spent a large part of the 1970's as the guitarist of fusion, or jazz rock, band Colosseum II, and here's a super rare find: footage from the Reading Festival in 1976 and informative interviews!
Finally, from his 80's hard rock days, another of many Phil Lynnott collaborations: Out In The Fields!