Gibson Remembers Gary Moore

02/08/2011
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(Gibson) The rock world lost one of its great performers on Sunday with the passing of guitar legend Gary Moore. Moore died while on vacation in the town of Estepona in the Costa del Sol region of southern Spain. He was 58 years old.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Moore first made his mark in the hard rock band, Skid Row (not to be confused with the later band). Inspired by the fiery blues playing of Albert King, Jimi Hendrix and Peter Green (who took Moore under his wing when the young Irishman was breaking in), Moore combined the feel and subtlety of the finest blues players with the speed and intensity of hard rock's heaviest hitters.

Moore followed Skid Row with an on-again-off-again romance with Thin Lizzy. His friendship with Phil Lynott and Brian Downey stretched back to his school days, and he would play with Ireland's favorite band off and on for nine years, contributing to some of the group's best-loved songs, including "Still in Love with You," "Sarah" and "Waiting for an Alibi." He also recorded three albums with the jazz-fusion band Colosseum II during the same period. more on this story

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