Jimi Hendrix informed the world of this during a concert at Hyde Park, England.
Rory Gallagher was born in Rock Hospital, Donegal, Ireland and christened in Rock Church, Donegal.
The composer and performer of such great songs as "Out On The Western Plain", "The Mississippi Sheiks", "Lonely Mile", "Wheels Within Wheels", "Tattoo'd Lady", "Calling Card", "Big Guns", "Slumming Angel" and "Double Vision", etc.
This rock and roll GOD/LEGEND/SUPERSTAR/GENIUS(Etc.) must be checked out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The greatest Irishman ever!
The man is a Legend!
Rory Gallagher reeks of awesomeness!!!
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).
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