lunes, 4 de abril de 2016

Hoy Gary Moore cumpliria 64 años


Robert William Gary Moore (n. 4 de abril de 1952 Belfast, Irlanda del Norte – f. 6 de febrero de 2011, Estepona, Málaga, España) fue un músico, compositor y productor norirlandés de blues rock y hard rock, conocido mundialmente por ser guitarrista líder en bandas como Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II y Skid Row, y por su extensa carrera en solitario como vocalista además. Inició su carrera musical a los 16 años en la banda irlandesa Skid Row, donde conoció a su gran amigo Phil Lynott líder de Thin Lizzy, banda en la que participó en los discos Nightlife y Black Rose: A Rock Legend. A finales de la década de los setenta tomó en serio su carrera como solista, con la publicación de varios discos basados en el blues rock, hard rock y heavy metal. En los años ochenta y gracias a los álbumes Victims of the Future, Run for Cover, Wild Frontier y After the War alcanzó el reconocimiento mundial, obteniendo buenos resultados en las listas musicales como también en ventas. En los años noventa se dedicó cien por ciento al blues y en especial al blues rock, que con discos como Still Got the Blues y After Hours le permitieron compartir con artistas como B.B. King, Albert Collins, George Harrison y Albert King, entre otros. En el posterior decenio decidió mezclar sus influencias, dando paso a álbumes que fluctuaron entre el hard rock y el blues rock. Gary además fue conocido por ser uno de los guitarristas más solicitados para trabajar en discos de otros artistas como Greg Lake, Cozy Powell, John Mayall, Mick Jagger y Jack Bruce, entre muchos otros y también fue uno de los primeros músicos en mezclar el rock con la música celta. Tras más de cuarenta años dentro de la escena musical, falleció de un ataque al corazón mientras dormía en un hotel de la ciudad española de Estepona en el año 2011.

Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952[– 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist. In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with musicians including Phil Lynott and Brian Downey during his teenage years, leading him to memberships of the Irish bands Skid Row and Thin Lizzy, and British band Colosseum II. Moore shared the stage with such blues and rock musicians as B.B. King, Albert King, Jack Bruce, Albert Collins,George Harrison, and Greg Lake, as well as having a successful solo career. He guested on a number of albums recorded by high-profile musicians. Moore grew up on Castleview Road opposite Stormont Parliament Buildings, off the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast, as one of five children of Bobby, a promoter, and Winnie, a housewife. He left the city as a teenager, because of troubles in his family – his parents parted a year later – just as The Troubles were starting in Northern Ireland. Moore started performing at a young age, having picked up a battered acoustic guitar at the age of eight. He got his first quality guitar at the age of 14, learning to play the right-handed instrument in the standard way despite being left-handed. Aiming to become a musician, he moved to Dublin at the age of 16. Moore's greatest influence in the early days was guitarist Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac who was a mentor to Moore when performing in Dublin. Green's continued influence on Moore was later repaid as a tribute to Green on his 1995 album Blues for Greeny, an album consisting entirely of Green compositions. On this tribute album, Moore played Green's 1959 Les Paul Standard guitar which Green had lent to Moore after leaving Fleetwood Mac. Moore ultimately purchased the guitar, at Green's request, so that "it would have a good home".Other early musical influences were artists such as Albert King, Elvis Presley, The Shadows, and The Beatles. Later, having seen Jimi Hendrix and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in his home town of Belfast, his own style was developing into a blues-rock sound that would be the dominant form of his career in music.

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