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    58 years old. Far too young...Had the chance to see him numerous times over the years and always thought ''I'll catch him next time''.....

    Damn.
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    just saw this on another site. What a tragedy. So sad. He was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brand X View Post
    58 years old. Far too young...Had the chance to see him numerous times over the years and always thought ''I'll catch him next time''.....

    Damn.
    Brand, you really missed out, i saw him numerous times, he was truly a legend..a monster of the instrument and a great humble guy...long may his memory remain and may he rest in peace.


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    Real shame.

    I remember as a teen learning the guitar solo for "Over the hills and far away" (single and 12" versions) and truly getting hours of enjoyment out of the process. I should have remembered to put one of his solos in the crazy tone thread. "Oh Pretty Woman" was absolutely sick.

    I'm starting to feel old as more and more of the guys I grew up on are starting to disappear.
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    Sad news.

    Any info on the cause? Was he ill?

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    He did have some alcohol issues, if i remember correctly, but no drugs. These things can change, though. Puts a damper on the week-end.
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    Wow. This one was really a shocker. Wasn't expecting that. RIP.
    I've been getting more and more into Thin Lizzy. Everyone knows the
    hits, but they were more than that and so unique. I can't believe there
    are so many songs I overlooked for so long. Phil went way too soon,
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    I actually saw GM open a three band bill with Twisted Sister and Def Leppard.
    Seems odd now somehow.

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    Heard about Moore's passing today.

    He was really one of the top tier rock guitarists ever. He wasn't really a true innovator like Hendrix, Van Halen, Clapton, etc, but he could play *any* style with complete authority and among other things, he was a key player in Thin Lizzy on some of their best music. He was an incredibly prolific solo artist, often releasing an album a year like clockwork since the 80's when he gained real notoriety as a hard rock/metal guitar player and later he completely changed his style to become a well known blues artist.

    I was lucky enough to see Gary live in the early 80's.

    Once when he opened for Rush when Moore was plugging his "Victims Of The Future" album. My friend and I were actually huge Moore fans but couldn't care less about Rush. We'd bought 10th row seats right up front through a ticket broker which cost a pretty penny just to see Gary's set. We were so blown away, and then so bored with Rush's set, we wound up leaving early in Rush's set and giving our tickets to a pair of girls up on the lawn.

    The second time was during Moore's "Wild Frontier" tour in '87 when he played the tiny Roxy Club in Hollywood. Just fucking outstanding show seeing Moore in such a tiny setting.

    I missed out in his "Still Got The Blues" tour and I don't think he ever toured the US again after the early '90's which sucked.

    I will say I was shocked to see in recent YouTube clips how much weight he'd put on in the last couple years but his playing was still stellar as seen in this clip:



    Compared to his older clips back in the 80's and 90's:





    With Thin Lizzy:


    I don't know what the status of his final album is, but I understand he had just finished a Celtic Rock style album for release this year.

    RIP Gary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommywho5150 View Post
    Brand, you really missed out, i saw him numerous times, he was truly a legend..a monster of the instrument and a great humble guy...long may his memory remain and may he rest in peace.


    i started a thread in the guitar room as i figured most of his fans would have hit there first...
    Mate, When I was about 14 my dad asked my if I wanted to go to the NEC Arena to see him on the Wild Frontier tour - Didn't go and this then became one of my all time favourite albums.....

    I could never understand how it felt like each note was screaming directly into your soul! Lved his rock stuff more than the blues thing - but even with Oh Pretty Woman etc - it's still that HUGE sound of his.

    Really gutted tonight......really gutted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brand X View Post
    Mate, When I was about 14 my dad asked my if I wanted to go to the NEC Arena to see him on the Wild Frontier tour - Didn't go and this then became one of my all time favourite albums.....

    I could never understand how it felt like each note was screaming directly into your soul! Lved his rock stuff more than the blues thing - but even with Oh Pretty Woman etc - it's still that HUGE sound of his.

    Really gutted tonight......really gutted.
    like the day Gallagher died...i have shed a few tears, i love everything he recorded...i'm still in shock.
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    I was very hot on Gary Moore's playing after he released STILL GOT THE BLUES. But, he, unfortunately was not kind to the US in regards touring, just a few scattered dates here and there in the States.... Would have gone to see him.

    I did really enjoy the VHS: Gary Moore & Midnight Blues Band, The - An Evening Of The Blues


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    Man this is a shame. Very underrated guitarist and he had it all. Great tone, great feeling and a great guitarist.

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    We've just lost a true great - very underrated globally. I'm totally shocked.

    R.I.P

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    Quote Originally Posted by tankman View Post
    We've just lost a true great - very underrated globally.
    Indeed, tankman. Indeed.

    Rest in peace, Gary.

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