Sadly confirmed that Gary Moore passed away last night in his sleep, while he was on holiday in Spain. Guess Phil Lynott asked him to join him for a jam and Gary thought it was about time. For the rest of us it seems way ahead of time though, to leave us at the early age of 58. His beautiful guitar playing and music was an inspiration for many people and will be missed. Legendary irish rock and blues guitar player was recruited to Thin Lizzy in 1973 but also spanning a great career in the blues scene.
One thing I remember well was that Gary Moore played many times here in Sweden where he brought substantial acclaim and commercial success. A concert hall of 10 000 was easily sold out. After one of these occasions in 1987 I went home to L.A. and decided to see him live again after a few weeks. He played at the small club “The Roxy” where approx 70 persons showed up to see him, and in my mind I thought that this must be crazy. That his somewhat less popularity in the U.S.A must mean the americans rockers lacked in… well I don’t want to say musicality… but ehrm… something was very wrong with the picture here. Anyway as I was standing there in the front row, one arm length away from him it felt like I was getting a private show and that I did enjoy.
Rest in peace Gary
If you have a couple of minutes to spear, please listen to this wonderful songs from 80’s