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Rory Gallagher: Newly Released Material

I must have been asleep at the wheel to have missed this. (H/T Holger Petersen). This is the most insightful article I’ve across on this release. The word ‘Legend’ is so overused these days, especially in music. Artists who seem to have been around for five minutes are routinely tagged with the word. In truth there…

The people’s guitarist

Lovely article on the backdrop to Rory Gallagher’s legendary Irish Tour ’74. I have a sense that there has been a recent resurgence in Rory. Rory was at pains to point out he wasn’t active in any sense politically. But he felt very strongly that he should be allowed to play in Northern Ireland and the Republic…

Brian May on Rory Gallagher

Brian May nails it — the man and the musician. Both men of taste and decency. (A postscript: May mentions Donal, Rory’s brother who talks here about Rory: We went down to see Muddy and his band playing in a New York club called Ungano’s. The gig was very badly attended by the public, but it…

Rory Gallagher remembered

On the 20th anniversary of the passing of one of electric blue’s giants, Bob Hewitt looks back on the Irish musician’s life and talks to Gallagher’s brother Dónal. Head on down to New Orleans, Prettiest place you ever seen, Get on down to the river bend, That’s where the music never ends. Open your ears,…

Rory Gallagher

What Martha Argerich is to piano, Rory is to guitar. Below is another documentary about him. Hendrix on Gallagher from a previous post.         bluesguitarHendrixMartha ArgerichmusicRory Gallagher

Ghost Blues – The Story Of Rory Gallagher

In 1970 Hendrix was asked by a reporter, “So Jimi, what’s it like to be the best guitarist in the world?” Hendrix answered, “I don’t know. Ask Rory Gallagher.” I was invited into Rory’s Fulham apartment (I won’t explain the circumstances) but never actually met the great man. A gentle man of absolute artistic integrity.…