Rory Gallagher Feared Rolling Stones Call Was Kidnap Attempt

(Classic Rock) Irish blues-rock icon Rory Gallagher feared a late-night phone call from the Rolling Stones was a terror threat from the IRA. Stones keyboardist Ian Stewart phoned the Gallagher house in Cork in January 1975, while the Irish Troubles were at their height.

And Gallagher - who died in 1995 - worried that he was about to be kidnapped. His brother and manager Donal tells the Sun: "It was a really scary time in Ireland. Paramilitaries were kidnapping people.

"So when the phone went off after midnight, and a strange voice asked if Rory Gallagher was there, we got very scared." The guitarist spent four days rehearsing with Mick Jagger and co, with a view to replacing Mick Jones. Read more here.

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