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Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)

GUEST,johnmc 06 Feb 11 - 01:58 PM
C-flat 06 Feb 11 - 02:06 PM
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Fran 06 Feb 11 - 02:29 PM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 06 Feb 11 - 03:32 PM
Smokey. 06 Feb 11 - 04:26 PM
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Rabbi-Sol 06 Feb 11 - 05:10 PM
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Ebbie 06 Feb 11 - 06:03 PM
Kampervan 06 Feb 11 - 06:16 PM
GUEST,erbert 06 Feb 11 - 06:45 PM
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Subject: Gary Moore RIP
From: GUEST,johnmc
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 01:58 PM

Shocked and saddened to hear of his death. He was the real thing.


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Subject: RE: Gary Moore RIP
From: C-flat
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 02:06 PM

Very surprising news. Only 58 I think too?


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Subject: RE: Gary Moore RIP
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 02:11 PM

He was way older than 58. Probably up near 90. I remember him on TV as the host of "I've Got A Secret".


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Subject: RE: Gary Moore RIP
From: Fran
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 02:29 PM

He was 58 very sad

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Moore


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Subject: RE: Obit: Gary Moore RIP
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 03:32 PM

Shocked. One of the best. RIP Garibaldi Moorhen.

For one of his most lyrical solos (in a folk friendly track featuring Andy Irvine on mandolin & Dave Mattacks on drums): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhp1GyuzpE4


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Subject: RE: Obit: Gary Moore RIP
From: Smokey.
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 04:26 PM

Bless 'im.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWwUQ6gbKIo


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Subject: RE: Obit: Gary Moore RIP
From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 04:30 PM

'Tother one, RabbiSol, was Garry Moore, I think.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 05:10 PM

Ebbie,
       What is a 68 year old folkie like me supposed to know about a rock guitarist? Honestly, I never heard of this Gary Moore. I never was into rock music.

SOL


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 05:32 PM

This YouTube Playlist will give you a very nice selection of Gary Moore's work. Good stuff.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 06:03 PM

I'm 75, RabbiSol. I hadn't heard of Gary Moore, either. :)


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Kampervan
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 06:16 PM

Parisienne Walkways was one of his best known recordings.

Great guitarist, nice sense of humour too.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: GUEST,erbert
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 06:45 PM

accomplished versatile hard rock blues guitarist;
very varied career of differing styles of music..

..notably occasional sessions with "Dr. Strangely Strange"

if any disrespectful old 'folk' miseries here wish to dispute his credentials for a dignified 'mudcat obit tribute'..


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 07:57 PM

The renowned rock guitarist Gary Moore has died in a hotel room while on holiday in Spain.

Moore, 58, originally from Belfast, was a former member of the legendary Irish group Thin Lizzy.

Thin Lizzy manager Adam Parsons told the BBC he was found early on Sunday.

Moore was originally drafted into Thin Lizzy by its late frontman Phil Lynott. He later gained acclaim for his solo work and was a former member of the Irish group Skid Row.

The Northern Ireland guitarist was only 16 when he moved from Belfast to Dublin in 1969, to join Skid Row, which featured Lynott as lead vocalist.

He was later brought into Thin Lizzy by Lynott to replace the departing Eric Bell, another guitarist from Northern Ireland.

Lynott died in 1986 but a new line-up of Thin Lizzy continues to tour.

Bell told the BBC on Sunday he was still "in shock" at Moore's death while on holiday in the Costa del Sol.

"I still can't believe it," he said.

"He was so robust, he wasn't a rock casualty, he was a healthy guy.

Parisienne Walkways
"He was a superb player and a dedicated musician."

Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy said it been a pleasure to share a stage with Moore.

"Playing with Gary during the Black Rose era was a great experience, he was a great player and a great guy," he said.

"I will miss him."

Niall Stokes, the editor of the Irish music magazine, Hot Press, described Moore as a "genius".

A message on Moore's official website says: "It is with deep sorrow and regret, that we have to announce that Gary Moore passed away while on holiday in Spain last night."

The lead guitarist received critical acclaim for his work on the 1974 Thin Lizzy album, Nightlife, but would never be constrained by the music group format.

A year earlier, he had released his first solo album Grinding Stone and his virtuoso playing was to make him a recognised artist in his own right.

Although returning to Thin Lizzy briefly in the late 1970s, his solo work continued to garner interest and he also enjoyed UK chart success with Lynott, via singles Parisienne Walkways and Out In The Fields.

Throughout his career, Moore was to embrace a range of genres including blues, metal and hard rock.

He performed on stage with a range of major artists and released 20 studio albums.

Mike Gibson


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: michaelr
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 10:59 PM

One of the greatest, and most underrated, white blues guitarists. He could really make it cry and sing.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 04:30 AM

My god that is a shock I was only talking about him on Friday. I watched a documentary about Peter Green over the weekend and saying how glad I was to see he had come through everything and how glad I was that Gary Moore was still here. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: C-flat
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 05:50 AM

What is a 68 year old folkie like me supposed to know about a rock guitarist? Honestly, I never heard of this Gary Moore. I never was into rock music.

I do take your point Rabbi-Sol but you weren't always 68 were you?
You would have only been 36 years old when he released Parisienne Walkways.

Whatever genre of music you're into, it's not difficult to recognise great talent from outside your own particular box and Gary Moore was a gifted and melodic exponent of the electric guitar.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Brian May
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 07:31 AM

I suppose I'm just about to upset everybody but:

I find it hard to mourn someone who chokes on their own vomit after a heavy drinking session.

That of course, takes nothing away from his talent.

I know . . . I know . . . flawed genius and all that.

Taking cover.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: C-flat
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 08:13 AM

I haven't seen the cause of death reported but it doesn't make it any less sad to me.
I suspect there are many more people than not who have over-indulged with alchohol and worse at some time in the past.
If it's true then it's a bit of a rock'n'roll cliche-type-death but it's very common and can easily occur if enough is drunk to suppress the gag reflex.
Never had him down as a hell-raiser.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Den
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 08:17 AM

Its extremely disappointing to read some of the crass comments on this obituary thread. I suppose its a sign of the times.

Yes, one of the most underrated guitarists ever. The guy could make three notes sound amazing. His solos were full of melody. He will be terribly missed by his family and friends, not to mention a great number of fans of the electric guitar.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 08:36 AM

My own father who is 88 recognises the talent behind Garry Moore and people like Gerry Raffety etc. but he is also very aware that the lifestyles of a lot of the artists of that time seems to have eventually bitten them in the bum by the time they have reached about 60 and I hate to say it but mum and dad were right. Some stars didn't even make it into old age. Hopefully young talent will pay heed to the recent RIPs but it is sad that it has to be learned by the losing such gifted people.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:57 AM

I was so sorry to hear of his death. He was wonderful ~ such a loss.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Den
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 10:23 AM

The cause of Gary Moore's death is still unknown at this time. I think its pretty sick to attribute causes without the relevant information.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: mikesamwild
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 11:23 AM

RIP and Respect


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-20
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 11:54 AM

I don't think he had as big a following in The States...
Amazing guitarist/sinner/composer. He's going to be missed, but his music will live on!
Eternal rest, Gary Moore!


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 12:09 PM

Much of the crankiness and bad attitude that comes out on threads like this is the result of a very long-standing belief by some on this site that music classified as Rock, and musicians that played same, have no business being talked about on a "folkie" forum. The fact that Thin Lizzy's Whiskey in the Jar stays closer to the spirit of the song than anything the Kingston Trio ever did escapes them. Most good rock music is an offshoot of blues, folk, and country music, three classifications that don't incur the same degree of invective that rock musicians garner on this site.

Anyway, I enjoyed Gary's playing on The Black Rose, and am very sorry to hear of his passing.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: PoppaGator
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 03:22 PM

Ditto to EJ's comments. The blues-interest contingent of Mudcat, if no one else, has always been able accept modern electrified instrumentation and blurred boundaries between genres. Other subcultures may have more narrowly-defined interests, but we all need to accept that some of us follow different forms of music and different players than do others.

That said, Rabbi-Sol's unfamiliarity with Gary Moore is not so much due to his age, or even his more-or-less folk-centric interests, but simply because he's an American. Here in the US, we had very little exposure to the Irish rock/pop scene during the 60s and 70s. We may have heard 2 or 3 Thin Lizzy songs, but the casual listener would never have learned the names of the band members. (Well, maybe one of them...)

I recognized the name on this obit thread ONLY because I watched a terrific video documentary a few years ago, "Out of Ireland: From a Whisper to a Scream." Available from Netflix, it's a nice survey of popular music emerging from Ireland through the folk-revival and blues-rock eras. Plenty of vintage footage, well worth a look...


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 03:30 PM

RIP Gary.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Den
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 07:34 AM

Just to clarify, the cause of Gary Moore's death has been attributed to natural causes. The coroner believes Gary had a heart attack. I find Brian May's snide comments above to be utterly disgraceful. I'm done here.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: GUEST,Phil B
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 07:52 AM

Very sad. A great guitar player and a nice chap. Very ordinairy and restrained when I encountered him. Not a headbanger!!


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: GUEST,JB
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 08:32 AM

Well said Den. I agree with about Mr. May`s comments-utterly disgraceful. He didn`t have the courstesy to wait and find out the cause of his death. Had he waited, I`m pretty sure he wouldn`t have made those remarks. Yes, he should take cover, or better still make an apology to his family and fans on this page.

JB


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 09:34 AM

It's a "relief" that the preliminary report on cause of death is heart attack/natural causes and NOT drugs and alcohol.

Lesson to be learned...don't assume.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: GUEST,erbert
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 10:04 AM

the nastiest comments here are probably based on the usual expected scandalous hearsay & snide insinuations
in an online 'Daily Mail' report on this very sad loss to blues rock music.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354259/Gary-Moore-dead-Thin-Lizzy-guitarist-dies-Costa-del-Sol-hotel.html


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Zen
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 10:05 AM

I'm very sad to hear of this. He had great talent and will be missed. RIP Gary.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 10:21 AM

I read something similar in the Daily Mirror they seem to be getting as bad as another certain paper for exaggerating or distorting the truth.


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 11:25 PM

Rabbi-Sol and Others:

Hey y'all, I'm 63 and have never in any respect been a rock fan, not even when Elvis was making headlines.

Gary Moore relegated to "a rock musician" because he played electric? Not hardly...but mercy, could the man play the blues! He'll be missed in this corner of the U.S.--and in many others, too, I think.

Thanks for all the music Gary. Rest in peace.

Lin


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: Ernest
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 02:19 PM

Good, man - he will be missed. RIP.

BTW, this is somewhat like folk-rock - even includes fiddle & pipes:

Over the hills and far away

and here`s "Whiskey in the Jar"


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Subject: RE: Obit: singer/guitarist Gary Moore RIP (1952-2011)
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 06:56 PM

great fusion on over the hills.thanks for posting.


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