IN Memory of Gary Moore

 In Memory of Gary Moore

Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011),

This Was The Week that the world of music lost Gary Moore. 6 February 2011

Gary Moore died of a heart attack in his sleep at the age of 58 during the early hours of February 6, 2011.

Moore was laid to rest in St Margaret’s Churchyard, Rottingdean, East Sussex, England, in a private ceremony, with only the family and close friends in attendance.

Since his death, many fellow musicians have commented on Gary Moore’s talents including Ozzy Osbourne, Kirk Hammett, Eric Singer,] Doug Aldrich, Tony Iommi, Bob Geldof, Roger Taylor, Brian May, Brian Downey, Andy Di Gelsomina, Ricky Warwick, Glenn Hughes, Bryan Adams, Henry Rollins, Scott Gorham Ignacio Garay, and Mikael Åkerfeldt.

On 18 April 2011, a number of musicians including Eric Bell and Brian Downey, Thunder rising, Silverbird and The Business blues band gathered for a tribute concert in Whelan’s bar in Dublin, Ireland titled ‘The Gig For Gary’

In March 2011 Guitarist produced a tribute special with unreleased footage from 2009. Twitter was flooded with tributes from fans for several days after his death.

A large statue of Moore was erected on a small island outside Skånevik, following his many performances at the Skånevik Blues Festival.

The statue still stands as of July 2013.

 

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4 comments

  1. roughseasinthemed · February 6, 2014

    Never heard of him!! Like that second track though. Very raunchy sound.

    • Barefoot Baroness · February 7, 2014

      He was from Ireland. Took a lot of influence from John Mayal & Peter Green to name just a couple. I love his sound, especially his slide technique. .
      Good to see you ms. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Linda Claggett Takacs · March 23, 2016

    Gary Moore was one of the greatest guitarists in history. Rest in Peace. I’ve still got the blues for you.

    • Barefoot Baroness · April 10, 2016

      I agree with you Linda, even though it’s been five years since Gary’s death his music keeps his memory alive for me, yet I still miss him today.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a memory of him.

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