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Grinding Stone (1973)
Back on the Streets (1978)
G-Force (1980)
Corridors of Power (1982)
Dirty Fingers (1984)
Victims of the Future (1984)
Run for Cover (1985)
Wild Frontier (1987)
After the War (1989)
Still Got the Blues (1990)
After Hours (1992)
Blues for Greeny (1995)
Dark Days in Paradise (1997)
A Different Beat (1999)
Back to the Blues (2001)
Scars (2002)
Power of the Blues (2004)
Old New Ballads Blues (2006)
Close As You Get (2007)
Bad for You Baby (2008)
Rockin' Every Night – Live in Japan (1983)
Live at the Marquee (1983)
We Want Moore! ((1984)
Blues Alive (1993)
Live at Monsters of Rock (2003)
Essential Montreux (2009)
Live at Montreux 2010 (2011)
Blues for Jimi (2012)
Gary Moore (1982) Japan-only release
Ballads & Blues 1982–1994 (1994)
Streets & Walkways: The Best of Gary
Moore & Colosseum II (1996)
Out in the Fields:  Best of  (1998)
Blood of Emeralds::Best of Pt 2 (1999)
The Best of the Blues (2002)
( Also known as
Walking By Myself)      
Have Some Moore: Best Of (2002)       
The Essential Gary Moore (2003)
(Re-pkg of
Ballads & Blues 1982–1994)
Parisienne Walkways Collection (2003)
Back on the Streets Rock Collection
The Platinum Collection (2006)
Have Some Moore 2: Best Of (2008)     
Legacy (2012)
Yes, They SaiD It...
  • "I have been listening to Gary almost daily since the late 70's and for the last 30 years there has almost
    never been a single day that I have not listen to Gary. My Life Long Friend.I think of you every single
    day. I miss you Gary.".--- Ian Hunter
In this rare video just days before Gary;s death, he pops in The Ranelagh pub, in Brighton to pick up that Les Paul and
make it sing one last time. You can tell he doesn't look to healthy here.... but DAMN, he still sounded great.  You can
see the weight Gary put on at the end of his life. That's what finally did him in. He died of a heart attack, associated with
consumption of large amounts of alcohol at the age of 58 on February 6, 2011. He was on vacation in Estepona, Spain,
with a girlfriend. Tests revealed that Moore died from 380 mg of alcohol per decilitre of blood in his system – 30 mg
more than the amount usually associated with such deaths.

Moore was laid to rest in St Margaret's Churchyard, Rottingdean, East Sussex, England, which is close to Brighton, in a
private ceremony with only the family, and close friends in attendance. R.I.P, Gary. You are sorrily missed.
After Gary left Skid Row, he moved to London for a short-lived solo career. He recorded
one album,
Grinding Stone (1973) as The Gary Moore Band before he reunited with Phil  
replacing guitarist,
Eric Bell, in Phil's band, Thin Lizzy. Gary's stay with Lizzy was brief but
re-joined them for the
Black Rose album and tour in 1978 after the departure of Brian
Robertson.  It was the first time that blues rock guitarist Gary Moore remained in Thin
Lizzy long enough to record an album after previous stints in 1974 and 1977 with the
band. It also was Thin Lizzy's last
true classic album in the opinion of many.
Robert William Gary Moore was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is best
known as lead guitarist for Thin Lizzy prior to becoming a legendary solo blues
guitarist/singer. He picked up a battered acoustic guitar at age 8 but got his first
real guitar at age 14, and because he was left-handed,  he was forced to learn to
play on an old acoustic right-handed guitar. His influences were Albert King, Elvis
Presley, The Beatles and The Shadows but after seeing Hendrix and Johan
Mayall perform live in Belfast, he gravitated toward a more blues/rock style. He
developed a friendship with Belfast's Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac. Green was a
mentor to Gary and sold him his 1959 Les Paul Custom guitar after leaving
Fleetwood Mac. Moore showed his appreciation of Peter later in his 1995 warm
and heartfelt tribute album of all Green originals,
Blues for Greeny.
Here Gary joins Albert Collins for "Cold Cold Feeling" at the Stockholm Blues Festival after a great solo performance of
The Loner". He performed in 1993 with B.B. King at the Town and Country Club which ranks among his more
interesting live shows. (The previous video is the entire live 97 minute show).
April 4 1952 – Feb. 6 2011
By age 16, he has moved to Dublin where he formed his first band. He
befriended vocalist, Philip Lynott and formed the power trio,
Skid Row. Phil left
the band prior to the band landing their CBS record deal but Gary did three
albums with the band, touring the US opening for such bands as The Allman
Brothers and Mountain.
In parallel, Gary's first solo hit, "Parisienne Walkways" with Phil doing guest vocals,
hit the UK Top 10 from Gary's first true solo LP,
Back On The Streets (1979). Gary
toured with Van Halen in support of his 1980 album,
G-Force. Though he met with
minor success in the early 80's as a result of
Corridors of Power (1982), two releases
in 1983,
Dirty Fingers and *Victims of the Future , it was Run for Cover (1985) with
the hit single "
Out In The Fields", also featuring Phil on vocals, that is widely
considered Gary's breakthrough album. His next release,  the Celtic roots album,

Wild Frontier
(1987), gave Gary his first Platinum LP, albeit only in Sweden.  
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Continuing with his Celtic roots inspired theme, After the War (1989) is considered an end of an era for Gary. It was to
be the last conventional "hard rock" album by Moore until
Dark Days in Paradise some eight years later.
Gary re-invented himself going into the 90's by unveiling a style which remains his
legacy until today. Gary discovered the Blues. He had always mixed in some blues
covers over the years (like this kick-ass version of Hendrix' "
Red House"), but with
the release of the album  "
Still Got the Blues" (1990) he established himself as a
serious blues solo artist with the LP going Platinum in the UK.  With soulful licks and
lyrics like in "
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", the album went Gold in the
United States. It was Gary's first appearance on the US charts since the Thin Lizzy
days and first ever as a solo artist. Success in the blues genre lead to studio
collaborations with such blues giants as Albert King, B.B. King and Albert Collins as
on the studio album,
After Hours (1992). "Caldonia" with Albert King and Albert
Collins was particularly memorable. As seen prior to taking the stage to play
Midnight Blues", Albert King took Gary under his wing and helped craft Gary into
one of the best contemporary blues artists of the day.
After his 1997 return to the 'hard stuff' with Dark Days in Paradise and a less than
stellar commercial success with
A Different Beat (1999), he got the message from his
fans and Gary and Gary went
Back to the Blues in 2001, Scars (2002)  with Cass
Lewis & Darrin Mooney,
Power of the Blues (2004) and a mellower blues style in Old
New Ballads Blues (2006). Gary closed out his recording career prematurely and
unfortunately for us with
Close as You Get, which reunited Moore with his former Thin
Lizzy colleague, drummer Brian Downey who played on all the tracks and his last
studio album,
Bad for You Baby in 2008.  
War contained some novel recordings such as "The Messiah Will Come Again", an
incredible instrumental rendition of the Roy Buchanan song, "
Led Clones" with Ozzy
Osbourne doing the lead vocals in a knock against all the UK Led Zeppelin rip-off
bands at the time, and a tribute to the memory of his long-time friend and colleague,
Phil Lynott, with the song "
Blood of Emeralds".
Gary Moore created his own signature Gibson Les Paul in the early 1990s. Characterised by a yellow flame top, no
binding and a Gary Moore truss rod cover. It featured two open-topped humbucking pick-ups, one with "zebra coils"
(one white and one black bobbin). Gary formerly owned Peter Green's vintage Les Paul Standard with an accidentally
reversed pick-up magnet. In 2009, Gibson released another Gary Moore signature guitar, the Gibson Gary Moore BFG
Les Paul. The Gary Moore BFG is much like their previous Les Paul BFG series, while having the style of Moore's 1950s
Les Paul Standards.
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Some of Gary's other studio collaborations at the time included the one-album band,
BBM, (
Baker-Bruce & Moore) with Cream's Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce which
spawned the LP,
Around the Next Dream in 1994. Moore also shared the stage with
such blues and rock luminaries as Colosseum II, George Harrison, Greg Lake and
did cameos on many other top artists including  the Traveling Wilburys,(playing the
lead guitar solo on "
She's My Baby" from Vol,,3)