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How is possible I missed this guy.. Rory Gallagher?

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  1. Number1207

    Number1207 Strat-Talk Member

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    Rory was very popular here in London back in the day - There has always been a large cohort of London Irish citizens here and Rory was loved by many Irish and Cockneys alike. When I was 18 he released the Blue Print Album - 1973 - I remember it lived on my turn table for some time - check out the track 'Daughter of the Everglades'- great feel and incredibly 'basic' recording tech when you here it now - but a lovely melody
     
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  2. nungesser

    nungesser When I became of age my momma sat me down Strat-Talk Supporter

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    This one is a bit different one of my favs
    Rory Gallagher ~ Flight to Paradise
     
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    nungesser When I became of age my momma sat me down Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Lonesome Highway
     
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    nungesser When I became of age my momma sat me down Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Rory Gallagher memorial statue in Cork
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  5. davidKOS

    davidKOS working somewhat Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I liked the part where he sang what he played.

    That goes back to Louis Armstrong. Play like you sing, sing like you play.
     
  6. nungesser

    nungesser When I became of age my momma sat me down Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Out on the Western Plain from Irish TV
     
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    nungesser When I became of age my momma sat me down Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Secret Agent on the resonator
     
  8. nungesser

    nungesser When I became of age my momma sat me down Strat-Talk Supporter

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    "Just That Smile"
    more acoustic this is beautiful
     
  9. PCollen

    PCollen Senior Stratmaster

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    You are 67, or born in '67 ?
     
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    PCollen Senior Stratmaster

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    Wonderwall is a NOEL Gallagher (Oasis) recording, not RORY Gallagher. C'mon Man...:D
     
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    I was fortunate enough to see him twice (that I distinctly recall), where he headlined a smaller venue and I may have seen him a third time, opening for somebody else at a larger (10K+ seat) venue but, that was over forty years ago and I have a hard enough time recalling details but, the two shows his band headlined are for sure. Cradle Rock is my fave but, there are so many others that will rotate up to my fave on any given day.
     
  12. StratPlus97

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    Totally. But people eat that stuff up!!!! Ha


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    He was added to my little slice of reality when one of my brothers brought home Taste Live At Isle of Wight and a best of. I played the grooves out of "What's Goin' On" from the Live and "Bullfrog Blues" from the other. The 1st time I saw him (1976) he was promoting the album "Against The Grain"and of all things he was backing up Kiss ("Dressed To Kill"), and he got an encore! Then several times (1978, 1979, 1982) at the same small theater for "Top Priority" and "Photo Finish". And lastly backing up Rush ("Signals") also in '82. I didn't see him at local club in 1991, but a friend said it was kinda sad for he just didn't have "it" anymore. Kinda like when I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan just before he got the ****f out of his system. But Rory was just plain totaled out. The intense touring during his lifetime, and when not touring he never set his guitar down and would play anywhere around-just to jam. He could never say no to an invitation to play and/or drink. But what was a particular nasty for his constitution was that he was afraid of flying and took a chemists (was the Brits call a pharmacist) concoction that included phenobarbital, mandrax, and some other chemicals that released it slowly in his system. Time released so he could cross "The Pond". And he took that for many years. When he sought treatment, his brother Donal told the doctor about it and he was surprised he was still alive. Listening to him is wonderful and inspiring, but live- he was a monster! His stage presence, swagger and want of giving an audience his most/best was paramount to his integrity.
     
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    Well said and a great, but poignant read!

    Young, old, talented, not-so-talented, rich, poor...we all suffer from things that, left unchecked, can cause our undoing!

    Brian
     
  15. groaner

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    I notice that he liked to tilt his guitar back more that most players. Ive been listening to more of his music, I still cant believe I missed this guy!
    Incredible player, song writer.

     
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    In the 70's I heard "A Million Miles Away" and was completely blown out of my chair.
    An amazing all around player -- sad he's gone.
     
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    He played at Woodstock.
     
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    You’re thinking Isle of Wight.
     
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    He's one of the greatest strat dudes ever. People praise SRV a lot, and Rory is probably a tad more versatile, with about the same ability.

    My favorite album is Defender.

    Listen to Road to hell. That's one kickass track.
     
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    Jimi and Rory (as the band "Taste") BOTH played Isle of Wight.
     
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