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Gary Moore – Thin Lizzy Guitarist – Dead at 58

The rock and roll world lost another axeman on Sunday as Gary Moore, the on-again off-again guitarist with Thin Lizzy passed away at the age of 58.  Moore was famous for his “Joe Cocker-esque” facial mannerisms as well as his blistering guitar solos.

(Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Along with Thin Lizzy, Moore also spent time working with Bob Dylan – and was an uncredited member of the Traveling Wilbury’s third album.  He also had a semi-successful solo career.

Guitar hero Gary Moore was held in high regard by music fans for his work with rock band Thin Lizzy and was also acclaimed for his solo efforts.

During his career, which started in the 1960s at the age of 16, the multi-talented east Belfast-born blues, rock and ballad guitarist gained admiration from his musical peers and collaborated with a number of leading artists, including the Beach Boys, Ozzy Osbourne, Andrew Lloyd Webber and George Harrison of The Beatles.

Harrison, Bob Dylan,Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne recruited Moore to play on the Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 album and in 1994 rock legends Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker formed BBM with him.

Hugely influenced by Jimi Hendrix and Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, Moore first received international recognition when he recorded albums and toured Europe and America supporting acts such as Frank Zappa, the Allman Brothers, the Grateful Dead and Canned Heat.

The star shared the stage with blues and rock luminaries such as BB King, Albert King, Colosseum II and Dublin-based group Skid Row — not to be confused with the US glam band of the same name.

Arrangements are pending.


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