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Rory Gallagher
Birth: Mar. 2, 1948
Ballyshannon
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: Jun. 14, 1995
London
Greater London, England

Musician. Born William Rory Gallagher, he was one of the most impressive Irish blues-rock guitarist of all time. He began playing as a teenager, joined a group named Fontana in 1963, which toured Ireland and the United Kingdom. By the mid 1960s, he formed his own group a 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 signatrue 1961 Fender Stratocaster an exact replica of his main guitar. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Pneumonia after undergoing liver transplant
 
Burial:
Saint Oliver's Cemetery
Cork
County Cork, Ireland
 
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Record added: May 15, 1999
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