Rory Gallagher - Sondz

Overview

William Rory Gallagher ( GAL-ə-hər; 2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) was an Irish guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. Due to his virtuosic playing, but relative lack of fame compared to some others, he has been referred to as "the greatest guitarist you've never heard of", and strongly influenced other guitarists such as Brian May and Eric Clapton. Gallagher was listed as the 57th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and brought up in Cork, Gallagher formed the band Taste in the late 1960s and recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s. His albums have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. His popularity and output declined in the 1980s due to changes in the music industry and ill health. Gallagher received a liver transplant in 1995, but died of complications later that year in Lond...

Facts

Born2 Mar. 1948, in County Donegal
Died14 June 1995 (Aged: 47), in London
AreaIreland
Years active26
StatusInactive
GenderMale
Label(s)CapoUniversal Music CatalogueRCALegacyIntercordPolydorChrysalisSony BMG Music EntertainmentDemon RecordsEagle Records

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Discography

YearTitle
Fresh Evidence1990Fresh Evidence
Defender1987Defender
Jinx1982Jinx
Top Priority1979Top Priority
Photo-Finish1978Photo-Finish
Calling Card1976Calling Card
Against the Grain1975Against the Grain
Blueprint1973Blueprint
Tattoo1973Tattoo
Deuce1971Deuce

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Gerry McAvoy
Gerry McAvoyBassBass guitar
Lou Martin
Lou MartinPianoOrganKeyboard
Rod de'Ath
Rod de'AthDrums (drum set)Percussion
Alan O'Duffy
Alan O'DuffyProducerProducer (associate)
Martin Dubka
Martin DubkaMix
Robin Sylvester
Robin SylvesterEngineer
Carlos Olms
Carlos OlmsEngineer
Brendan O'Neill
Brendan O'NeillDrums (drum set)Membranophone
Roger Glover
Roger GloverProducer
Ted McKenna
Ted McKennaDrums (drum set)