Rory Gallagher: His Life and Times

Rory Gallagher: His Life and Times

by Marcus Connaughton

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Rory Gallagher is a hero and icon of rock music. He inspired guitar players from The Edge to Johnny Marr, Slash to Gary Moore, Johnny Fean to Philip Donnelly, Declan Sinnott to Brian May. He toured incessantly and sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading guitarists, he collaborated with his boyhood hero Muddy Waters, and played with Jerry Lee Lewis, Albert King and Lonnie Donegan. In this compelling biography, contemporaries, fellow musicians, film maker Tony Palmer and Taste drummer John Wilson tell stories about Rory from his meteoric rise in the late 1960s with Taste to his remarkable solo career. This is a compelling testament to the musical life of a shy and retiring working-class hero, distinguished by his checked shirts and his astounding dexterity on acoustic and electric guitar – the guitarist and blues man who blazed a trail for others to follow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848899803
Publisher: Gill Books
Publication date: 09/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 182
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

MARCUS CONNAUGHTON is a veteran of the Irish record industry. In the late 1980s he joined RTE as a radio producer. Over the past twenty-plus years, he has produced a wide range of programming from the Metal Show on 2FM to Bluestime on RTE Radio 1, and currently presents and produces Seascapes. He delivered the Inaugural Rory Gallagher Memorial Lecture in November 1995 in Cork, and has compered and spoken at numerous tributes to the late guitarist in Ireland, Britain and Europe.

Table of Contents

Poem Louis de Paor ix

1 The Fender Stratocaster 1

2 The Scene 9

3 Showbands 15

4 A Taste of Success 21

5 Cork to Belfast 27

6 Taste MK2 33

7 On the Boards 39

8 Taste Split 43

9 Going it Alone 50

10 The Muddy Waters Sessions 59

11 Live in Europe 65

12 Blueprint 71

13 Canada 75

14 The Killer 79

15 Irish Tour '74 84

16 Tony Palmer 91

17 The Loner 97

18 Joe O'Herlihy 105

19 Rockpalast 110

20 Real Folk Blues 117

21 A Sense of Ireland 121

22 Touring 127

23 Defender 137

24 Fresh Evidence - The Final Studio Album 141

25 Ghost Blues 149

26 I'll Admit You're Gone 155

27 Legacy 161

Appendix: Rory Gallagher & Taste Discography 167

Acknowledgements 171

Index 173

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