Gary Moore


Gary Moore (1952-2011): a Musician from Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.


obert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 - 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish guitarist and singer-songwriter whose musical career included the genres blues, rock, heavy metal, jazz-fusion and other styles. He is often described as a virtuoso guitarist.

Over his life, Moore played in the line-ups of several local bands during his teenage years, before moving to Dublin, after having been asked to join the Irish band Skid Row before the departure of lead singer Phil Lynott. He would later play with Lynott in Thin Lizzy and joined the British jazz-rock band Colosseum II. He also had a successful solo career with eleven UK Top 40 single releases, which included the hits Parisienne Walkways and Out in the Fields (a collaboration with Lynott). His popularity topped out with the album Still Got the Blues (1990).

He would share the stage with blues and rock musicians B.B. King, Albert King, John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Albert Collins, George Harrison and Greg Lake, among others. He would die of a heart attack in his sleep at the age of 58 on 6 February 2011 leaving behind the discography:
Grinding Stone (1973)
Back on the Streets (1978)
Black Rose: A Rock Legend (with Thin Lizzy) (1979)
G-Force (1980)
Corridors of Power (1982)
Dirty Fingers (1983)
Victims of the Future (1983)
Run for Cover (1985)
Wild Frontier (1987)
After the War (1989)
Still Got the Blues (1990)
After Hours (1992)
Around The Next Dream (with BBM) (1994)
Blues for Greeny (1995)
Dark Days in Paradise (1997)
A Different Beat (1999)
Back to the Blues (2001)
Scars (2002)
Power of the Blues (2004)
Old New Ballads Blues (2006)
Close as You Get (2007)
Bad for You Baby (2008)
Live From London (2020).

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Moore in 2010
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Nation UK
City Belfast, Northern Ireland
Genre Musician
Formations 1
Active Years 1952-2011
Last Modified 2022-05-20
Diskery ID 2026

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