Legendary rock guitarist Gary Moore died in Spain earlier today of a heart attack aged 58.
Born Robert William Gary Moore in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 4th April 1952, Moore enjoyed a career spanning over fourty years which included two stints in Thin Lizzy and an acclaimed solo career.
Moore played with such blues and rock luminaries as B.B. King, Albert King, Colosseum II, Greg Lake and Skid Row (the group of Noel Bridgeman and Brendan 'Brush' Shiels, not the American glam metal band).
Gary Moore joins Phil Lynott in Heaven via Parisienne Walkways. RIP LADS!
He guested on a number of albums recorded by high profile musicians, including a cameo appearance playing the lead guitar solo on 'She's My Baby' from Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3.
Throughout his career he was recognised as an influence by many notable guitarists including Patrick Rondat, Jake E. Lee, John Norum, Joe Bonamassa, Adrian Smith, Randy Rhoads, John Sykes, Kirk Hammett, Gus G and many more.
Gary collaborated with a broad range of artists including George Harrison, Trilok Gurtu, Dr. Strangely Strange, Colosseum II, Albert Collins, Jimmy Nail, Mo Foster, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Jim Capaldi, Vicki Brown, Cozy Powell, the Beach Boys, Ozzy Osbourne and Andrew Lloyd Webber.