Gary Moore

Gary Moore
Birth Name Robert William Gary Moore
Born 4 April 1952 Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Died 6 February 2011 (aged 58) Estepona, Malaga Province, Spain
Genres Blues, heavy metal, hard rock, jazz-fusion
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica, keyboards
Associated acts Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, Phil Lynott, Greg Lake, BBM,
G Force, B.B. King

Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish guitarist and singer-songwriter. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Moore had a “restless career trajectory—taking in blues, rock, heavy metal, jazz-fusion and other styles over four and a half decades”. He is often described as a virtuoso guitarist.

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Still Got The Blues
Still Got The Blues
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Parisienne Walkways
Parisienne Walkways
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The Loner
The Loner

Born and raised in Belfast, Moore played in the line-ups of several local bands during his teenage years, before moving to Dublin, after having been asked to join the Irish band Skid Row before the departure of lead singer Phil Lynott. Moore later played with Lynott in Thin Lizzy and joined the British jazz-rock band Colosseum II. He also had a successful solo career with eleven UK Top 40 single releases, which included the top ten songs “Parisienne Walkways” and “Out in the Fields” (a collaboration with Lynott), and peaked in popularity with his best-selling album Still Got the Blues in 1990.

Moore shared the stage with blues and rock musicians including B.B. King, Albert King, John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Albert Collins, George Harrison and Greg Lake.

Moore grew up on Castleview Road opposite Stormont Parliament Buildings in East Belfast as one of five children. His father Bobby was a promoter and his mother, Winnie was a housewife. He left Belfast as a teenager due to troubles in his family and just as The Troubles were starting in Northern Ireland.

Moore picked up an acoustic guitar at the age of ten. He made his live debut in a school band during the intermission of one of his father's promoted shows. Moore acquired a standard right-hand Fender Telecaster at the age of fourteen and learned to play the instrument, even though he was left-handed.

Top 3 Gary Moore Recordings

How To Play Guitar Like Gary Moore

Gary Moore: Guitar Play-Along Volume 139

The Guitar Play-Along series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the online audio to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. This book has 8 songs: Cold Day in Hell * Empty Rooms * The Loner * Oh Pretty Woman * Since I Met You Baby * Still Got the Blues * Texas Strut * Walking by Myself.

Best of Gary Moore (Guitar Recorded Versions)

14 of this blues/rock axe master's transcriptions, from his Thin Lizzy days as well as his solo career. Songs: Bad for You Baby * Cold Day in Hell * Empty Rooms * The Loner * Midnight Blues * Oh Pretty Woman * Out in the Fields * Over the Hills and Far Away * Parisienne Walkways * Since I Met You Baby * Still Got the Blues * Texas Strut * Victims of the Future * Walking by Myself.