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I was sitting here last night, trying to think of a good way to start this music-blog, when the news hit Twitter, Facebook, MySpace…. Gary Moore died in his sleep at the age of 58.
 
First I couldn’t believe it – it had only been posted on one news-site and then spread by fans and music-sites. But no “real” news-site even mentioned it. I chose to believe that it was just some kind of hoax.
 
Unfortunately, I couldn’t do that for more than ten minutes, because before I knew it, BBC published the news on their site too.
 
The shock and the sadness that’s spreading all over the music world now is unbelievable. Another guitar-hero has left us. It feels like it really wasn’t his time to go already.
 
The first LP (that’s what it was back  then – vinyls…) I ever reviewed was Gary Moore’s “Victims of the Future”. The year was 1984 and I was 15. I loved that record. I loved “After the War” too. Actually, I liked most of his rock-albums. I wasn’t a big fan of the blues-era but you can’t escape the fact that he was a very influental musician and guitarist.
 
It’s a terrible loss to the world of rock. Gary – R.I.P – and say hello to Randy and Jimi from all of us down here….
 
 

2 comments

  1. Ronnie Soo

    Not much I can add to that… yes a guitar player of incredible talent and tone many other guitarists would have sold their grandmother for. Like yourself I couldn’t get into his more bluesy era but that doesn’t take away from what a great guitarist he was. The review you posted makes me feel ancient, though. 1984 – I saw Gary Moore that year at Donington! Dunno if you saw this clip off The Old Grey Whistle Test of ‘Don’t Believe A Word’ – fantastic lineup featuring Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Cozy Powell and Don Airey. Think it dates from around 1978/9 not 1976 as in the caption, but its fantastic. Notice the bottom E string of Gary’s guitar has gone, yet he still plays a fantastic lead solo. Awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZRX4zFZolw

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