Multi-Instrumentalist

Rory Gallagher

  • Mar 02, 1948 - Jun 14, 1995 (age 47)
  • 5' 9" (1.76 m)
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2019
Open Air Festival 1982
AlbumJul 12, 2019

Open Air Festival 1982

Open Air Festival 1982 released.
Blues
AlbumMay 31, 2019

Blues

Blues released.
2018
Live in Budapest 1985
AlbumDec 7, 2018

Live in Budapest 1985

Live in Budapest 1985 released.
The French Connection
AlbumApr 21, 2018

The French Connection

The French Connection released.
2017
Drink Down the Bourbon
AlbumJul 7, 2017

Drink Down the Bourbon

Drink Down the Bourbon released.
2015
Cradle Rock: Radio Broadcast, 1974
AlbumJul 7, 2015

Cradle Rock: Radio Broadcast, 1974

Cradle Rock: Radio Broadcast, 1974 released.
Irishman in New York
AlbumApr 28, 2015

Irishman in New York

Irishman in New York released.
2014
Irish Tour '74/Ghost Blues/Live in Cork
AlbumOct 13, 2014

Irish Tour '74/Ghost Blues/Live in Cork

Irish Tour '74/Ghost Blues/Live in Cork released.
2013
Reel Gold
AlbumDec 16, 2013

Reel Gold

Reel Gold released.
Kickback City
AlbumJan 1, 2013

Kickback City

Kickback City released.
2011
Notes from San Francisco
AlbumMay 17, 2011

Notes from San Francisco

Notes from San Francisco is …
Notes from San Francisco is a posthumous album by Irish musician Rory Gallagher. Released in 2011, It consists of two CDs. The first disc is a never-released studio album that Gallagher recorded in San Francisco in December 1977. The album was to be a major shift for Gallagher. Rather than producing it himself, he worked with Elliot Mazer a successful producer who had a long track record with artists such as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and The Band. At the last minute -- causing great distress to his manager and brother Dónal and to his record company -- Gallagher decided to just pull the record. In an interview, Gallagher stated "it wasn't because of the material or the musicians or anything like that. It was a song thing that I didn't think on the technical side everything worked. So I scrapped the thing" After scrapping the album Gallagher reworked his band firing all the musicians except the bass player and hiring a new drummer. This new Gallagher power trio re-recorded some the San Francisco songs, and some others, with Gallagher producing and released them as Photo-Finish. Shortly before his death, Rory reportedly gave Dónal permission to eventually release the original San Francisco versions of the songs if they were remixed. Dónal had his son Daniel remix the songs in 2011. The second disc is a live performance also recorded in San Francisco in December 1979.
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Irish Tour '74
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MovieApr 11, 2011

Irish Tour '74

Irish Tour '74 is a film directed by Tony Palmer. It documents …
Irish Tour '74 is a film directed by Tony Palmer. It documents Rory Gallagher's tour of Ireland in 1974. Gallagher toured at a time of great political turmoil and violence. Gallagher's band at the time was Gerry McAvoy on bass guitar, Lou Martin on keyboards and Rod de'Ath on drums.
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2010
The Beat Club Sessions
AlbumSep 13, 2010

The Beat Club Sessions

The Beat Club Sessions released.
2009
Crest of a Wave: The Best of Rory Gallagher
AlbumAug 25, 2009

Crest of a Wave: The Best of Rory Galla…

Crest of a Wave: The Best of Rory Gallagher released.
2008
Stage Struck/Live at Cork Opera House
AlbumDec 8, 2008

Stage Struck/Live at Cork Opera House

Stage Struck/Live at Cork Opera House released.
Original Album Classics
AlbumJun 16, 2008

Original Album Classics

Original Album Classics released.
The Essential
AlbumMar 10, 2008

The Essential

The Essential released.
2006
Rory Gallagher/Stage Struck
AlbumSep 4, 2006

Rory Gallagher/Stage Struck

Rory Gallagher/Stage Struck released.
Live at Montreux
AlbumJul 31, 2006

Live at Montreux

Live at Montreux is a posthumous live album released by Irish …
Live at Montreux is a posthumous live album released by Irish blues guitarist Rory Gallagher in 2006. It is a live collection recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1985. The CD contains the 12 highlights from those shows.
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2005
Big Guns The Very Best Of
AlbumJun 13, 2005

Big Guns The Very Best Of

Big Guns The Very Best Of released.
2003
Rory Gallagher/Live in Europe
AlbumAug 25, 2003

Rory Gallagher/Live in Europe

Rory Gallagher/Live in Europe released.
Wheels Within Wheels
AlbumMar 10, 2003

Wheels Within Wheels

Wheels Within Wheels is a blues-orientated acoustic rock …
Wheels Within Wheels is a blues-orientated acoustic rock album by Rory Gallagher. Featuring a range of acoustic styles including flamenco, skiffle and traditional Irish music, the album was compiled from lost recordings and outtakes by Gallagher's brother Dónal and released posthumously. A number of notable musicians appeared on the album, and the songs were recorded in various locations all over the world between 1974 and 1994.
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2001
Meeting With The G-Man
AlbumOct 15, 2001

Meeting With The G-Man

Meeting With The G-Man released.
2000
Forever
AlbumSep 12, 2000

Forever

Forever released.
1999
BBC Sessions
AlbumAug 7, 1999

BBC Sessions

BBC Sessions is a blues rock album by Rory Gallagher, …
BBC Sessions is a blues rock album by Rory Gallagher, released in 1999. The album was compiled from live recordings made at the BBC by Gallagher's brother Dónal and released posthumously.
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1995
A Blue Day For The Blues
AlbumOct 24, 1995

A Blue Day For The Blues

A Blue Day For The Blues released.
Rory Gallagher
PersonalJune 1995

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher passed away.
1990
Fresh Evidence
AlbumMay 1, 1990

Fresh Evidence

Fresh Evidence is Rory Gallagher's eleventh and last studio …
Fresh Evidence is Rory Gallagher's eleventh and last studio album, his fourteenth album overall. The album was unusual in that Gallagher used more additional musicians and spent more time recording than he normally did. Not as unusual, the songs show his love for blues artists such as Robert Johnson and Son House and for other genres such as Zydeco as well. The album explores themes of ill health, mortality, and fighting back against overwhelming odds. It shows the toll that Gallagher's health problems were starting to take on him.
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1987
Defender
AlbumJul 1, 1987

Defender

Defender is the thirteenth album and tenth studio album by …
Defender is the thirteenth album and tenth studio album by Irish musician Rory Gallagher. It is his first album released on the Capo label.
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1982
Jinx
AlbumMay 2, 1982

Jinx

Jinx is the twelfth album and the ninth studio album by the …
Jinx is the twelfth album and the ninth studio album by the Irish musician Rory Gallagher. In 2000 it was remastered with different track order and bonus tracks. The length of some songs is also different from the LP.
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SongJan 1, 1982

Easy Come, Easy Go
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1980
Stage Struck
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AlbumNov 2, 1980

Stage Struck

Stage Struck is the eleventh album and the third live album by …
Stage Struck is the eleventh album and the third live album by Irish singer/guitarist Rory Gallagher. Released in 1980, it documents his world tour in support of his 1979 album Top Priority. Accordingly, it features many songs from that album, but it also includes songs from his previous albums. The album sees Gallagher taking a faster-paced, more hard rock sound than on his previous blues-dominated live albums. Originally released with eight tracks, Stage Struck was augmented with two bonus tracks ("Bad Penny" and "Key Chain") when reissued in 1999, four years after Gallagher's death, by his younger brother and manager, Dónal Gallagher.
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1979
SongAug 14, 1979

Off the Handle
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SongAug 14, 1979

Philby
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Top Priority
AlbumAug 14, 1979

Top Priority

Top Priority is Rory Gallagher's tenth album. It was his fourth …
Top Priority is Rory Gallagher's tenth album. It was his fourth and final studio album for Chrysalis Records both in the UK and USA. The album was the second with his revised power trio band. Like the previous album Photo-Finish, Top Priority is a return to hard rock. The ballads, acoustic and folk influences that were seen on albums such as Calling Card are replaced by more conventional but powerful blues rock.
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1978
Photo-Finish
AlbumOct 1, 1978

Photo-Finish

Photo-Finish is the ninth album by Irish musician Rory …
Photo-Finish is the ninth album by Irish musician Rory Gallagher, released in 1978. It marked a turning point in Gallagher's career. Most of the songs on Photo-Finish were initially recorded on what was to be an earlier album, but Gallagher was unhappy with the recordings. He fired the drummer and keyboardist from his current band and replaced only the drummer changing the band to a power trio as his original bands had been.
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1976
Calling Card
AlbumOct 24, 1976

Calling Card

Calling Card is the eighth album by Irish singer/guitarist Rory …
Calling Card is the eighth album by Irish singer/guitarist Rory Gallagher. A 1976 release, it was his second of four albums released on Chrysalis Records in the 1970s. Deep Purple/Rainbow bass guitarist Roger Glover co-produced with Gallagher: it was the first time that Gallagher worked with a "name" producer and the only successful such collaboration. It was also the last album Gallagher would do with Rod de'Ath (drums) and Lou Martin (keyboards). After Calling Card, Gallagher retained only his long-time bass guitarist Gerry McAvoy and hired Ted McKenna on drums. This revised power trio was Gallagher's line up for the next five years when Brendan O'Neil took the sticks.
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SongJan 1, 1976

Do You Read Me
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1975
Against the Grain
AlbumJan 1, 1975

Against the Grain

Against the Grain is the seventh album by Irish musician Rory …
Against the Grain is the seventh album by Irish musician Rory Gallagher, released in 1975. It was his first album with his new record company Chrysalis. The album is mostly new songs written by Gallagher as well as some classic blues and R&B numbers. In contrast to previous studio albums by Gallagher it received very favorable reviews.
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1974
Irish Tour '74
AlbumJul 21, 1974

Irish Tour '74

Irish Tour '74 is the sixth album by Rory Gallagher. It is a live …
Irish Tour '74 is the sixth album by Rory Gallagher. It is a live album compiled from performances during Gallagher's Irish Tour in January 1974. The source concerts were recorded at Belfast Ulster Hall, Dublin Carlton Cinema and Cork City Hall using Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio. "Back on My Stompin' Ground (After Hours)" was recorded from a jam session during the tour. Irish Tour '74 has sold in excess of two million copies worldwide. An article in a Belfast daily newspaper stated: "Rory Gallagher never forgot Northern Ireland, he returned throughout the '70s when few other artists of his calibre dared come near the place."
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SongJul 21, 1974

Too Much Alcohol
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1973
Tattoo
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AlbumNov 11, 1973

Tattoo

Tattoo is the fifth album released by Rory Gallagher. It …
Tattoo is the fifth album released by Rory Gallagher. It demonstrated Gallagher's eclectic range of musical influences starting with the blues and adding elements from jazz, folk, and country.
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Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
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TV ShowSep 27, 1973

Don Kirshner's Rock Concert

Don Kirshner's Rock Concert …
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert was an American television music variety show that ran during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Don Kirshner and syndicated to television stations, initially through Viacom Enterprises, and later through Syndicast. It premiered on September 27, 1973, with a performance by The Rolling Stones; its last episode was in 1981.
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Blueprint
AlbumFeb 18, 1973

Blueprint

Blueprint is the fourth album by Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher, …
Blueprint is the fourth album by Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher, released as a vinyl record in 1973. With his first band Taste and with his solo band up to this point Gallagher was one of the first guitarists to lead a power trio lineup. With Blueprint Gallagher included a keyboardist for the first time.
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1972
SongMay 14, 1972

Going to My Home Town
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Live in Europe
AlbumMay 14, 1972

Live in Europe

Live in Europe is the third album by Irish blues guitarist Rory …
Live in Europe is the third album by Irish blues guitarist Rory Gallagher, released in 1972. It is a series of live recordings made during his European tour that year. Unusual for a live album, it contains just two songs previously recorded and released by Gallagher ("Laundromat" and "In Your Town"). All the other songs are either new Gallagher songs or Gallagher's interpretation of traditional blues songs.
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1971
Deuce
AlbumNov 28, 1971

Deuce

Deuce is the second solo album by Rory Gallagher, released in …
Deuce is the second solo album by Rory Gallagher, released in 1971. In contrast with his previous album, Rory Gallagher, where Gallagher tried for a precise, organised sound, Deuce was his first of many attempts to capture the energy of a live performance in the studio.
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The Old Grey Whistle Test
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TV ShowSep 21, 1971

The Old Grey Whistle Test

The Old Grey Whistle Test …
The Old Grey Whistle Test (usually abbreviated to Whistle Test or OGWT) was a British television music show. It was commissioned by David Attenborough and aired on BBC2 from 1971 to 1988. It took over the BBC2 late night slot from Disco 2, which ran between September 1970 and July 1971, while continuing to feature non-chart music. The show was devised by BBC producer Rowan Ayers. The original producer, involved in an executive capacity throughout the show's entire history, was Michael Appleton. According to presenter Bob Harris, the programme derived its name from a Tin Pan Alley phrase from years before. When they got the first pressing of a record they would play it to people they called the old greys – doormen in grey suits. Any song they could remember and whistle, having heard it just once or twice, had passed the old grey whistle test.
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Rory Gallagher
AlbumMay 23, 1971

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher is the first solo album by Irish blues rock …
Rory Gallagher is the first solo album by Irish blues rock musician Rory Gallagher, released in 1971. It marked his departure from Taste. After disbanding Taste, Gallagher auditioned some of the best musicians available at the time including Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell the bassist and drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He decided on two Belfast musicians; drummer Wilgar Campbell, and bass guitarist Gerry McAvoy to be the core of his new power trio band.
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1965
Beat-Club
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TV ShowSep 25, 1965

Beat-Club

Beat-Club was a German music program that ran from …
Beat-Club was a German music program that ran from September 1965 to December 1972. It was broadcast from Bremen, West Germany on Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen, the national public TV channel of the ARD, and produced by one of its members, Radio Bremen, later co-produced by WDR following the 38th episode.
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1948
Rory Gallagher
BirthMarch 1948

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher was born.
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