RIP Gary Moore

Blues rock guitarist Gary Moore, a former member of influential Irish band Thin Lizzy, has died at the age of 58. Manager Adam Parsons told the BBC that Moore was found dead Sunday at a hotel on Spain’s Costa del Sol, where he was on holiday. The cause of death was suspected heart attack. Although he died on the 6th, I just saw the article a few minutes back.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1952, Moore was a member of Dublin band Skid Row before joining Thin Lizzy in 1973, playing on tracks for the Nightlife album. He left after four months, but rejoined four years later and played on the band’s Black Rose album before going solo once again. He had a successful solo career, and his accomplished, bluesy playing won plaudits from other musicians. After a series of rock records, Moore returned to blues music with Still Got The Blues, his most famous album & everlasting hit single with contributions from Albert King, Albert Collins and George Harrison. The album was well received by fans & critics alike. He was also 1/3rd of Blues supergroup BBM with bassist Jack Bruce & drummer Ginger Baker.

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