via smyletube... posted on St. Patricks Day, in honor of Ireland's greatest rock/blues performer.
Live at Middlesex Polytechnic, UK, January 27, 1979, at the end of Rory's tour to promote his (then) latest album Photo Finish.
Tuneage: SHADOW PLAY and CRUISE ON OUT (from the studio album Photo Finish (1978).
Rock Goes To College (RGTC) was a BBC series that ran between 1978 and 1981 on British television. A variety of up-coming rock oriented bands were showcased live from small venues and broadcast simultaneously on television and radio during a 40-50 minute live performance.
Birth name William Rory Gallagher
Born 2 March 1948
Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland
Died 14 June 1995(1995-06-14) (aged 47)
Genres Blues, blues-rock, hard rock, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, jazz, folk, skiffle
Occupations Musician, songwriter, bandleader, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, mandolin, saxophone, sitar, harmonica, banjo, dulcimer, dobro
Years active 1963--1995
Labels Polydor, Chrysalis, Buddah, Castle
Associated acts Taste
1961 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster
William Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948 -- 14 June 1995) was an Irish blues-rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland and raised in Cork, Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the band Taste during the late 1960s. A talented guitarist known for his charismatic performances and dedication to his craft, Gallagher's albums have sold in excess of 30 million copies worldwide. Gallagher received a liver transplant in 1995, but died of complications later that year in London, England at the age of 47.
Tags: Rory Gallagher, Shadow Play, Cruise On Out, Rock Goes To College, guitar legend, my avatar, rock and roll, blues, RIP
Location: United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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