Gary Moore

Gary Moore

Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish musician and songwriter.

Influenced by Peter Green and Eric Clapton, Moore began his career in the late 1960s when he joined Skid Row, with whom he released two albums. After Moore left the group he joined Thin Lizzy.

In 1990, he returned to his roots with Still Got the Blues, which became the most successful album of his career.

The guitar most associated with Moore was a 1959 Gibson Les Paul, which was sold to him by Peter Green for around £100.

During the early hours of 6 February 2011, Moore died of a heart attack in his sleep at the age of 58.