Gary Moore

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About Gary Moore

Irish guitarist Gary Moore was mentored by Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green, who helped his first professional band, blues-rock outfit Skid Row, land a record deal. ∙ He spent three brief stints as a member of Thin Lizzy, contributing iconic solos to the ballad “Still in Love With You” and their 1979 Gold album, Black Rose: A Rock Legend. ∙ “Parisienne Walkways,” his now-signature song, was modeled after “Blue Bossa,” a jazz standard he performed with his former fusion group, Colosseum II. ∙ Skid Row and Thin Lizzy bandmate Phil Lynott duetted with him on “Out in the Fields,” which peaked near the top of the charts in four different countries. ∙ Moore returned to his roots with 1990’s Still Got the Blues, earning his first Billboard Hot 100 appearance with the title track. ∙ His side-projects included BBM—a supergroup with two-thirds of Cream—and hard rock band Scars, featuring members of Primal Scream and Skunk Anansie. ∙ Many modern guitarists cite him as an influence, including Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, who said Moore inspired his playing on such classics as “Master of Puppets.”

Belfast, Northern Ireland
4 April 1952
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