A guitarist & multi instrumentalist that was notoriously underrated as a virtuoso & influence in the rock movement. Despite this he held a dedicated fan base most notable in european countries like Greece & France, some of his peers who enjoyed his music were Dylan, Lennon, Jimmy Page, J.Bruce, Albert King, BB King. His influence on guitarists ranged from Clapton, Brian May, Slash, Moore, Johnny Marr & many others. Apparently was one of the first artists to introduce the popular format of electric songs followed by acoustic songs in concert, also one of the first power rock trios ever formed (within months of Cream & Jimi Hendrix).
Most notable for his energetic performances, shyness offstage a paradox to his onstage persona, his battered fender strat that was worn down from 30+ years of touring & his sweat which was slightly acidic thus peeling the paint, last but not least his schedule of performances 250+ a year for decades.
Rorys death came from work overload & pill abuse (not stereotypical junkie, merely took pills when working heavily as he usually was).
Rory Gallagher unfortunately wasn't credited by Hendrix as the best guitarist, this is a rumor initially said to Phil keaggy an acoustic guitarist often considered the best acoustic guitarist. Snopes.Com (investigates myths) has a study into this quote that Hendrix apparently said.
Rorys music lives on through his dedicated & growing fan base, he is recognised as one of Irelands finest musicans. As of the time of this writing a posthumous release of an album that was unreleased in his peak during the 70s is about to be released titled ''notes from san francisco''. Irish Tour 74 is still recognised as a masterpiece of a live album & amongst his best works. Youtube ''million miles away/Walk On Hot Coals''......point proven of why he is considered so good
A practice & philosophy of compassion to all animals & to stop cruelty to them based off human exploitation........nothing more, nothing less. The rest is off-shoot branches of the movement that differ in method to achieve the objectives & what constitutes exploitation (see veganism etc).
Usually hits a nerve with people who aren't animal rights activists & makes them feel uncomfortable & so they slander the movement often without being informed, instead basing their opinions on stereotypes.
The Animal rights activist movement has been around for centuries in some form & can be seen in the philosophies of Kant, Rousseau, Bentham, Thoreau, I.B Singer, Voltaire, Schweitzer & many many more
There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer
Very talented singer who puts his vocals to commercial tunes use, usually cheesy pop-ballad type songs for his adoring girl fan-base
Guy1: Bruno Mars has some voice on him, Unique like Bowies but a stronger range
Guy2: Yeah totally agree, pity his songs are complete muck. On the up-side Joe was involved in an orgy in a club, the DJ put Bruno Mars music on & before Joe knew it he was surrounded by girls on the dance floor