‘Skid Row’ Guitarist Dies
February 6, 2011 by staff
‘Skid Row’ Guitarist Dies, Thin Lizzy rocker Gary Moore has died at age 58 in a hotel room in Spain, the BBC reported. The legendary guitarist hailed from Belfast in Northern Ireland and was a member of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. Manager for the group, Adam Parsons, the BBC confirmed that Moore had died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Thin Lizzy singer Phil Lynott, Moore initially introduced in the group after playing together in the Irish band Skid Row. The young Moore then replaces Eric Bell as a guitarist,
In a statement to the BBC on Sunday, Bell said he was “in shock” at death of the star, he added: “I still can not believe it…. It was so strong, it was not an accident of rock, and it was a guy in good health…. He was a superb player and a dedicated musician. ”
Other group members say the rock guitarist Gary Moore, a former member of the influential Irish band Thin Lizzy, has died. He was 58 years.
Manager Adam Parsons told the BBC that Moore was found dead Sunday in a hotel in Costa del Sol Spain, where he was vacationing. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Thin Lizzy drummer Brian Downey said that Moore’s death was a “total shock”, and guitarist Scott Gorham said he was “a great player and a great guy.”
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1952, Moore was a member of the group Skid Row, Dublin before joining Thin Lizzy in 1973, playing on the tracks for the “Nightlife” album. He left after four months, but joined four years later and played on the band “Black Rose” album before going solo again.
He had a successful solo career, and his accomplished playing bluesy received praise from other musicians.
Thin Lizzy had worldwide hits in the 1970s with songs like “The Boys Are Back In Town” and “Whiskey in the Jar.” Frontman Phil Lynott died in 1986, but with a different lineup of the band continues to turn today ‘ Hui.
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