Rory Gallagher


Rory Gallagher Famous memorial

Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland
Death 14 Jun 1995 (aged 47)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Memorial ID 5418 View Source

Musician. Born William Rory Gallagher, he began playing blues guitar as a teenager, and joined a group named Fontana in 1963, which toured Ireland and the United Kingdom. By the mid 1960s, he formed his own blues trio named Taste, featuring Gallagher on guitar and vocals which toured North America and appeared at the 1970 Isle of Wright Festival. Going solo with his self-titled debut album "Rory Gallagher"(1971), the 1970s were his most prolific period. He produced ten albums to include "Deuce," "Live in Europe" and "Irish Tour '74." He collaborated and toured with artist such as Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jeff Beck, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Page and received the International Guitarist of The Year Award. In the 1980s, he continued recording with albums to include "Jinx," "Defender," "Fresh Evidence," and embarked on a tour of the United States in 1984. To date, Gallagher's albums have sold in excess of 30 million copies worldwide and continue to do so. In 1997, to honor his legend, the Fender Custom Shop in Corona, California, issued a signature 1961 Fender Stratocaster an exact replica of his main guitar.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 14 May 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5418
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rory Gallagher (2 Mar 1948–14 Jun 1995), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5418, citing Saint Oliver's Cemetery, Cork, County Cork, Ireland ; Maintained by Find a Grave .