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Former Guitarist For Legendary Irish Rock Band Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore,58,Found Dead Today In Spain…He’s Jamming Along With Bandmate Phil Lynott Again!!!

Thin Lizzy manager Adam Parsons announced this morning that legendary blues/rock guitarist Gary Moore, 58, was found dead today in a hotel in Spain that he was vacationing at, with his family.(Source)

Gary Moore

Gary Moore

Moore, 58, originally from Belfast, was a former member of the legendary Irish group Thin Lizzy, and the group Skid Row, which he joined at the age of 16,which featured the lead singer, Phil Lynott, who left Skid Row to form Thin Lizzy.(WIKI)

Gary Moore and Phil Lynott

Gary Moore and Phil Lynott

After a shake up in the band,Phil convinced Gary to join him in Thin Lizzy, although it is well-known that he had a  tumultuous yet steady friendship with Lynott.(Reuters)

He joined the band in 1973 after the sudden departure of guitarist Eric Bell,another guitarist from Northern Ireland, but only played with them for four months. Four years later he returned and went on to play on the band’s classic Black Rose album.(Irish Times)

In fact, Gary left the group, and came back on three different occasions!

During the summer of 1979, Moore left Thin Lizzy in the middle of a U.S. tour. In the mid-1980s, the duo scored a Top 5 English and Irish hit with the single “Out in the Fields” after Thin Lizzy broke up. Lynott died soon after the chart success in January of 1986…(Source)

After his time with the Irish rock band, Moore went on to forge a successful solo career and was still actively touring.In the past decade, Moore had released a string of solo albums in the Blues style of music, that had been very well received.(Source)

A simple message was posted on Gary Moore’s official fan site:

It is with deep sorrow and regret, that we have to announce that Gary Moore passed away while on holiday in Spain last night.

Our thoughts are with his children, family and friends at this sad time.

Gary Moore, RIP

Thin Lizzy was one of the first inter-racial rock groups to hit the charts, from anywhere in the world, and Gary Moore,is widely acclaimed to be one of the most influential blues guitarist ever to record in the music business, and Gary often gave homage and honor to many African-American blues guitarist that he played side by side with,like B.B. King and the late great Bo Didley.(Video-I Still Got The Blues)

Gary Moore on stage with B.B. King

Gary Moore on stage with B.B. King

Many of Gary’s former band mates and fans are in shock today after hearing this unexpected, and sad news.

Thin Lizzy founding member Brian Downey said he was stunned by the news.”I am in total shock,” he said. “He will always be in my thoughts and prayers and I just can’t believe he is gone.”(Source)

Thin Lizzy has been one of my favorite bands of all time for several years now, because their music is tight, and the lyrics are profound and fun,…and they had great players like Gary Moore and Phil Lynott.

Both are gone too soon, but hopefully now, they can jam together forever…just in another place, not on this earth.Their musical legacy is extensive, and we are all blessed to have had them rock our worlds during the short period of time they were here with us!(Source)

Tell God that ..’The Boys Are Back In Town!”

….may he rest in peace…

2 Responses to “Former Guitarist For Legendary Irish Rock Band Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore,58,Found Dead Today In Spain…He’s Jamming Along With Bandmate Phil Lynott Again!!!”

  1. whar can i say about this awful news? its like someone very close to me has passed away, i really really cant believe that Mr Gary Moore is gone. May the lord watch over him, may the lord take him to open fields, may the lord look to him and keep him safe. god bye Gary, play the blues in heaven make the angels cry with your music.


    One of the great blues guitarists. We hate to see him go. His guitar style was legendary.

    He will be missed.

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