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Rory Gallagher (I) (1948–1995)

Blues guitarist Rory Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, Ireland, in 1959 (his brother Donal Gallagher is also a blues musician). He began his career in the 1960s in Ireland, playing in a variety of show bands. In 1965 he formed his own band, Taste, a blues-based rock trio. They had some success and released a few albums, but broke up in 1971. ... See full bio »


(age 47) in London, England, UK

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Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival Himself (Lead guitarist, Taste)


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 2012 Art of Conflict (Documentary) (performer: "Heaven's Gate", "Kid Gloves", "Walking' Wounded", "Middle Name", "Slumming Angel") / (writer: "Heaven's Gate", "Kid Gloves", "Walking' Wounded", "Middle Name", "Slumming Angel")
 2008 Waveriders (Documentary) (performer: "IN YOUR TOWN (LIVE)") / (writer: "IN YOUR TOWN (LIVE)" - as William Rory Gallagher)
 2007 P.S. I Love You (writer: "Take It All Back")
 2003 Grand Theft Parsons (performer: "Bad Penny") / (writer: "Bad Penny")
 1997 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (Documentary) (writer: "Sinner Boy")
 1978 Ohne Maulkorb (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rory Gallagher (1978) ... (performer: "Secret Agent", "Goin' to My Hometown", "Out on the Western Plain", "Calling Card", "I Wonder Who")
 1970 Gratinirani mozak Pupilije Ferkeverk (Short) (writer: "On The Boards")
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Alternate Names:

Rory Gallagher and His Band | The Taste | Taste

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Although known primarily as an ace guitarist, he was also an excellent saxophonist, like Van Morrison. Also like Morrison, he began his career playing in a series of Irish show bands before abandoning them to concentrate on playing the kind of music he really wanted to play--heavily blues-oriented rock. See more »


Bluesy riffs and vocals See more »

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