Rory Gallagher: His Life and Times

Rory Gallagher: His Life and Times

by Marcus Connaughton


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A biography of Irish rock icon, Rory Gallagher. In this compelling account, contemporaries, fellow musicians, filmmaker Tony Palmer, and Taste drummer John Wilson talk about Rory from his meteoric rise in the 1960s with Taste to his remarkable solo career. This is a testament to the musical life of a shy and retiring working-class hero, distinguished by his check 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: 9781848893184
Publisher: DUFOUR
Publication date: 05/20/2017
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 923,930
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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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Rory Gallagher: His Life and Times 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rory Gallagher: His Life and times is a very misleading book title. There is nothing new in this book about Rory Gallagher and no attempt is made to describe or discuss Rory the human being. Many of the photos have been published before. In short I found this to be a very lazy effort, which lacks insight. The only good thing about this book is the photos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago