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More reactions on Gary Moore passing

Classic Rock Revisited has a tribute for Gary Moore with quotes from many rock musicians.

Steve Morse:

On the last date of our tour a couple of months ago, Gary was playing on Roger’s MP3 player backstage through an amplified speaker. It was Gary and our Don Airey, I think, playing with Colosseum II. They sounded great, of course. Don always spoke fondly of his playing, and I’m a fan as well. His playing was lively, energetic, but tasteful at the same time. I never knew him but all of us in Purple were shocked at the loss.

Joe Lynn Turner:

Gary Moore was one of the greats. He had his roots in the blues and the power of rock, which is a brilliant combination. I have played with some of the best guitarists in the business and when asked if wanted to do a project with someone else, I always said, “Gary Moore.” Maybe it’s little known but I am a guitarist myself. I became a singer by pure accident. So, I can really appreciate Gary’s playing from a musician’s point of view. He was an amazing talent and let’s not forget his voice, which was pure and honest like his playing. I had the great fortune to meet Gary while in Denmark during the Rainbow days. He was a great guy and very down to earth, which is impressive to say the least. We shall greatly miss him for he was an original who stood out from the rest. I send my sympathies to his family and friends and to the rock world who is truly saddened by this loss. RIP Gary.

Bob Daisley:

Gary was one of the greatest guitar players ever and a nice bloke with it. He was a brilliant technician and musician but above all, his playing came straight from the heart and soul. I have many fond memories of our years together. mere words can never convey such sadness in such loss. Long live Gary Moore and may he rest in peace, we’ll miss you mate.

Neil Murray:

My memories of Gary will be of someone who was dedicated to playing the guitar as well as he possibly could and with total focus, energy and intense commitment. I don’t think I ever heard him play a wrong note and he was able to effortlessly become Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix if he felt like it. He was a very funny, down-to-earth guy and for over 10 years we seemed to share identical, wide-ranging taste in music, more so than anyone else I’ve played with. I wish I’d had the opportunity to play blues with him but that came later in his career. I do remember that in the mid-70s he was very casual about how he looked after the priceless Peter Green Les Paul – then again, he could make just about any guitar sing and cry. His passing is a giant loss for music.

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10 Comments to “More reactions on Gary Moore passing”:

  1. 1
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    “Another time, another place.
    The lonely streets where we embraced.
    Then you would go without a trace.
    Nothing’s the same without you”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXrp5PflOqo

    Please click on the link and take a listen to the song…”Nothing’s the Same” which I mentioned at #9 in the previous blog.

    RIP Gary.

  2. 2
    Bill The Wizard Pierce says:

    I to am deeply saddened by the passing of another Rock GOD! His talent and playing were huge, and I don’t easily thrown out compliments like that. The man wasa real maestro on the Guitar. The Thin Lizzy Black Rose CD is a testament to his guitar prowess. The lead break alone on the tune S&M and Got to Give it Up were just hints of what the man could do, and also the title track Black Rose one that CD, how could we forgeth that one, let alone his Solo material. Ronnie’s got another guitarist in his band up there! RIP GARY MOORE 58 yrs old.

  3. 3
    Dave says:

    I feel for Don Airey. It seems that no one worked with him or knew him longer.

  4. 4
    Sami says:

    R.I.P. Mr. Moore, one of the greats! Glad you mentioned ‘Black Rose’ & Gary’s contribution to it, Bill, a masterpiece, if somewhat overlooked in Lizzy catalogue.

  5. 5
    Crimson Ghost says:

    His passing sort of reminds me of how John Entwislte died, hotel room, heart failure, natural cause. RIP – one of the best and one of my favorites.

  6. 6
    Rascal says:

    Another ‘Great’ leaves this mortal coil

  7. 7
    Rascal says:

    @5 I thought it was – John Entwislte died, hotel room, cocaine, heart failure.

  8. 8
    Eddie6string says:

    When Gary hit the stage along side the rest of Lizzy at Staffordshire New Bingley Hall in 197?, my heart sank, as I wanted to see the Scottish Guy – by the end of the evening I was aware of how blessed I was to witness this talented guitar player at work.

    Not just a ‘Master’ of his instrument, but someone who had the ability to vocalise with impeccable timing & expression.

    When someone’s potential is realised on this level – all one can say is WELL DONE, WELL BL***Y DONE INDEED

  9. 9
    Jack says:

    Gary is one of my all time guitar heroes.The first song I heard from him was “Always gonna love you”, which got me in total shock!!! What a powerful song, the piano intro, the lyrics,the riff, the guitar solo…the band..everything!!! That was back in 1983, when I was 18 years old. Now I’m 45 and Gary’s music has always been with me all these years… Corridors of power, Victims of the future, We want Moore, Run for Cover, Wild frontier, After the war, Still Got the blues…have been the soundtrack of my life!! I’m shattered by Gary’s passing, but at the same time I know that he will always live on… Thanks Gary for everything, for your music, for all the memories, for making my life so happy!! He’s back on the wild frontier!!! With true love and affection: Jack from Aguascalientes, Mexico.

  10. 10
    BlackSparrow says:

    Just recently bought his Corridors of Power there is a solo on there where he plays a solo with the sound of a British Siren during the lead. Ironic he is gone now. Sister Morphine how long have I been lying here?

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