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
April 4, 1952

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