Sunday, February 06, 2011

For Gary Moore

Very sorry to hear the sad news that the Belfast-born guitarist of Thin Lizzy fame Gary Moore has died this morning.

I'm cursed to be only good enough at the guitar to be able to recognise people who actually know what they are doing. Gary Moore was one of these. As well as being a great blues player, I have a special affection for him because he provided the theme music for one of the more dramatic episodes of my life, the details of which I won't bore you with.

Here he is playing a song also covered by the great Peter Green. The tipping of the hat to Peter's riff in 'Need your love so bad' is a particularly nice touch. RIP Gary Moore...

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