Monday, 7 February 2011

RIP Gary Moore

I heard the very sad news last night that ex Thin Lizzy and legendary blues/rock guitarist Gary Moore had died in his sleep in his hotel room in Spain. He was only 58 and it came as such a shock; I am sure he had many more years of 'string bending' ahead of him. He will be sorely missed.

Gary was one of the best blues/rock guitarists of his generation and you can see him in action here

I had to go to a meeting at Penrith today and on my way back at teatime I called at my feeding station on Rawcliffe Moss to feed the Tree Sparrows. Surprisingly, as it was late, there were still 130 Tree Sparrows there and I also had a flock of at least 100 Fieldfares feeding in the stubbles in the 'Big Field'. Two Buzzards flew over calling as I headed back to the car.


Phil said...

It certainly is sad news about Gary Moore. We went to see him in Newcastle last year when he was at City Hall. I guess you've seen the YouTube clips of Gary and BB King doing The Thrill is Gone and Gary and Albert King doing Stormy Monday? Duets with almost telepathic understanding between great musicians....jaw-dropping stuff

Anonymous said...

Sad news he will be missed

Fleetwood Birder said...

Hello Phil, I hadn't but I have now! Absolutley f*cking awesome! Thanks for putting me onto that. Cheers, Seumus

Robin Robinson said...

Interesting. Do you happen to have a link to any of his tunes? I'd love to listen to some.

Fleetwood Birder said...

Hello Robin,

The best way to listen to some Gary Moore is to go to YouTube and then query him. You will find lots of clips of him in action. I hope that's okay.