Rory Gallagher was an Irish guitarist and songwriter, born on 2nd March, 1948 in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential guitarists of all time. Despite his immense talent, Gallagher refused to release singles or music videos and even turned down the opportunity to join The Rolling Stones in the 1970s. Tragically, he fell ill while on tour in the Netherlands and later passed away in London due to complications arising from a liver transplant.
Throughout his career, Gallagher had several band line-ups. From 1971-1972, his band consisted of Gerry McAvoy on bass and Wilgar Campbell on drums. From 1972-1978, it included Gerry McAvoy (bass), Lou Martin (keyboards), and Rod de'Ath (drums). Then from 1978-1981, Ted McKenna replaced de'Ath on drums while McAvoy remained on bass. From 1981-1991, Brendan O'Neill took over drumming duties with frequent guest Mark Feltham playing harmonica. Lastly, from 1992-1994 David Levy played bass alongside Jim Leverton and John Cooke on keyboards and Richard Newman on drums with Mark Feltham still making appearances as a guest harmonica player.
Despite his untimely death at the age of 47, Rory Gallagher's legacy lives on through his