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The Rory Gallagher Story

As part of 6 Music Celebrates Ireland, a chance to hear a programme first broadcast in 2005 in which the late Gary Moore paid tribute to Rory Gallagher.

A programme first broadcast in 2005 in which the late Gary Moore paid tribute to Rory Gallagher, the talented Irish blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who died in 1995 aged just 47.

Contributors include Queen guitarist Brian May, who reveals how copied Rory's guitar sound; The Smiths' guitarist Johnny Marr who says he took a day off school to play along with one of Rory's albums - and reveals how you can hear traces of Rory's influence even in some of The Smiths songs; English folk giant Martin Carthy, who reveals how he helped talk Rory through a period of stage fright; Bass player Jack Bruce and ex-Dubliners singer Ronnie Drew.

Rory's brother Donal - who worked alongside him throughout his life - talks movingly of their early days in Ballyshannon and then Cork, of Rory's life on the road and in the studio, and then of the health problems that lead to the need for a liver transplant in 1995.

Also heard are old friends from Cork and the musicians he played with - John Wilson from Taste and Gerry McEvoy and Lou Martin from his later bands.

This programme contains rarely-heard archive recordings and was first broadcast in April 2005, ten years after Rory's death.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 26 May 2018 04:00

Music Played

  • Rory Gallagher

    CRADLE ROCK

    • Irish Tour.
    • RCA.
    • CAPO106.
  • Rory Gallagher

    Goin' To My Hometown

    • Irish Tour â??74.
    • Polydor 2659034.
    • 265-9034.
  • Taste

    Take It Easy Baby

  • THE TASTE

    WHAT'S GOING ON

    • TASTE - ON THE BOARDS.
    • POLYDOR.
    • 8415992.
  • Taste

    On The Boards

  • THE TASTE

    I Feel So Good

    • TASTE - LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT.
    • POLYDOR.
    • 8416012.
  • Muddy Waters

    Young Fashioned Ways

    • Steppin' Stone.
    • Proper.
    • Proper Box-152.
  • Rory Gallagher

    Wave Myself Goodbye

    • RORY GALLAGHER.
    • BMG.
    • CAPO-101.
  • Rory Gallagher

    MESSIN' WITH THE KID

    • LIVE! IN EUROPE.
    • CASTLE.
    • TFOCD-020.
  • Rory Gallagher

    UNMILITARY TWO-STEP

    • BLUEPRINT.
    • CASTLE.
    • TFOCD-021/1.
  • Rory Gallagher

    In Your Town

    • Deuce.
    • Capo.
    • 102.
  • The Smiths

    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE

    • THE VERY BEST OF.
    • WEA.
    • 8573-88948 2.
  • THE TASTE

    MORNING SUN MOTHER

    • TASTE - ON THE BOARDS.
    • POLYDOR.
    • 8415992.
  • Queen

    Tie Your Mother Down

    • Queen - Queen Rocks.
    • EMI.
    • 7243-8230912.
  • Rory Gallagher

    CALLING CARD

    • RORY GALLAGHER CALLING CARD.
    • RCA.
    • CAPO108.
  • Rory Gallagher

    BARLEY AND GRAPE RAG

    • WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS.
    • CAPO.
    • CAPO-703.
  • Rory Gallagher

    They Don't Make Them Like You Anymore

  • Rory Gallagher

    GHOST BLUES

    • RORY GALLAGHER - FRESH EVIDENCE.
    • RCA.
    • CAPO 114.
  • Rory Gallagher

    BRATACHA DUBHAN

    • WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS.
    • CAPO.
    • CAPO-703.
  • Rory Gallagher

    A Million Miles Away

    • Green Eyed Women.
    • Houndog Records.
    • cd hdr-201.
  • Donovan & Jeff Beck Group

    Goo Goo Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)

    • EMI.
  • The 5.6.7.8’s

    Woo Hoo

    • Sweet Nothing.

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