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Former Thin Lizzy Guitarist Gary Moore Passes Away

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Legendary Northern Irish blues rock guitarist Gary Moore has unfortunately passed away. The former Thin Lizzy guitarist reportedly died in his sleep while on holiday in Spain in the early hours of this morning. He was 58 years old. Moore made a name for himself in the rock world after performing in a band named Skid Row in the late 1960s and released his first solo album in 1973, before joining Thin Lizzy for periods of time and collaborating with such other legendary artists as Ozzy Osbourne, B.B. King and George Harrison.

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1. JImbo writes:

I can't believe the news. Rest in peace Gary, you were one of the most underrated players out there and inspiration to many.

My thoughts go to your loved ones.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jay Thompson writes:

What can anyone say. Deeply shocked, I have seen him several times and he will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with his family at this tragic time.

R.I.P.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. andy s writes:

Unbelievable,what did he die of?
Best guitarist uk has ever seen..

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Dave L writes:

A very sad day, may he rest in peace.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Ged Lambe writes:

Am so shocked. I was listening to him only today and thinking of when I may see him in concert again. He played with tremendous passion and feeling and was a huge inspiration to me from teenage years till today. RIP

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jim A writes:

Can't believe the news the best UK blues guitarist by far Gary you will be greatly missed

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. neil batchelor writes:

Sad day what a loss to the world ,one of the legends of rock,rest in peace Gary say hi to phil from all thin lizzy fans around the world,god bless.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. watkinsons writes:

Rest in peace Gary, you were one in a million.

Our thoughts are with your loved ones.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Terry Cowley writes:

I can't believe it, Gary was a legend of blues guitarists and a true gentleman. RIP Gary.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Neil Davison writes:

I am totally gutted by this news he was and always be my original guitar hero.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. dermo writes:

RIP Gary. Saw him play with Lizzy back in 1974. Was a brilliant artist. Condolences to his family.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. st.loulou writes:

RIP GM. You will be sorely missed by many.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Simon writes:

What a legend!! Hope you and Phil rock on in heaven!!!

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Michg writes:

Heard tonight and I am really sad. What a talent lost to us.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Joe Sausa writes:

What a shame He played with such passion and emotion unlike any other player. Its sad to say that people will only now recognize this.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. kasia writes:

i am sad...dont know what to say more....

thanks for beautiful Parisienne Walkways

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Cornish trev writes:

absolutely shocked!!! have seen him many times -by far the best blues guitarist the UK has ever seen - Eric Clapton wouldnt share a stage with him because he wouold have been blown away - very underrated guy but as a blues man myself I can honestly say he was awesome and the best ever

RIP Mooro - heaven will rock to that les paul

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Gordon Hackworth writes:

One of the best in the world, Sad day,

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Notti writes:

R.I.P. Gary Moore
A very sad day!!!

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 2:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Charles Agius writes:

Such a sad loss I have been a lifelong fan and have seen him play live on 2 occasions. I am playing his music now in his memory . RIP.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Roar writes:

Its a very,very sad day for music:-((...you were one of the best,Gary!

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Alex Hanna N Ire writes:

One of the nicest people you could ever meet .

A great guitar player, who loved to play live.

Thank you for all the enjoyment you gave the World.

Rest in peace Gary, my thoughs to your family.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Ijm writes:

A true legend who will never walk by himself

Heaven will be rocking tonight

RIP

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. THE BEAR writes:

WHAT A SAD DAY FOR US THAT LOVE REAL MUSIC, I AM SURE HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL HIS FAN AND FELLOW COLLEUGES AND IT MAKE IT VERY SPECIAL TO HAVE BEEN LUCKY TO HAVE SEEN HIM LIVE.

RIP GARY L

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Conan7 writes:

Koncert z 11.11.2009 był niezapomnianym przeżyciem. Still Got The Blues - gitara nie tylko wydobywa dźwięki ale potężną i niezapomnianą dawkę emocji... Pokój jego duszy... Miejmy nadzieję, że w niebie mają dla Niego Les Paula...

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. 9Maggot9 writes:

Atleast he didn't died in pain, R.I.P metal-brother, you'll be missed.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Nedeljko Djukic writes:

R.I.P., Gary!
your mark can't be erased, your music is forever!

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Davie G writes:

So sad R.I.P. Gary , you where a big inspiration in my younger years! and i loved your playing so much solo and lizzy. you are a legend in my eyes and always will be! the world is a lot sadder place without you and your music in it!!

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. davedinburgh1 writes:

Stood at the front at the Barrowlands one time and watched him play
Never seen a guy attack an instrument like that in my life
Pure PHYSICAL that is how it should be played

What a player

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. silvermountains writes:

R.I.P Gary Moore!
I just found out, shocking news. Such an amazing guitar player, you were one of a kind Gary, RIP.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. banjo writes:

very sad news.
he was one of the few who could be mentioned in the same breath as rory gallagher.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Black Rose writes:

Tragic news, the world has lost a true talent. Could rock with the best of them but his passion (and mine) was when he played the blues & made that guitar cry. RIP Gary, you've left a very "empty room"

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. warmwetcircles writes:

Truly an inspiration to many. Grew up listening to him, Will be sadly missed

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. electric al writes:

The world has lost a legend.....rest in peace....my thoughts are with the moore family..xx

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. thadeus writes:

I miss you already,my friend.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Tanner writes:

I am totally shock and very sad. I have been a huge fan of Garys guitar playing,singing, and songwriting. But most importantly ... him being a warm and kind person. I didnt know him personally but from every interview and concert I have seen he was a nice man.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. A FAN writes:

best in the world. great saddest. RIP

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. R Tenney writes:

The music world has lost a true great. His emotive and passionate playing influenced so many! Condolences to his family and friends time 2 break out that live Thin Lizzy; toss back a few and remember

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Joe L Riri writes:

Only just learned of his death but minutes ago...grew up listening to him,he was one of my most influential musicians in both rock and blues and opened the doors for many a budding artist. Rest in peace Gary..Ka kite..haere,haere ki te po,haere ki te hono i wairua.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. andy pem mold north wales writes:

who will shine for those out in the fields,or give us the rights of the walkways,while you have gone we are left with empty rooms,jumping at shadows at every rift,seperate ways for us you have laft behind.
was lucky to meet you and enjoyed you live in liverpool for scars tour,who is there here to fill the gap you leave?
no one i can think of at this time,you are loved by so many,god speed you gary to a place we all know of,thanks for your music.to your family and friends now i know how it feels the day the music died.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. serena sweeney writes:

You will be sadly missed, fantastic guitarist R.I.P.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. FEZZER writes:

How sad, I saw Gary at the Colston Hall in Bristol on his bad for you baby tour. He is was a real old school player. Best recording is with Albert King - Stormy Monday live! 10 minutes of blues bliss. Check it out on YouTube.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. stuart leo st. helena writes:

sad day ,i was only playing his wondrful music on my show friday night,rest in peace gary

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Stunned and Saddened by this news... writes:

I saw Gary on the Wild Frontier tour in Poughkeepsie, NY. I drove three hours to get there. The venue was relatively small and I sat in the balcony, center stage, looking down on one of my favorite guitar players of all time. As he played, the venue and my surroundings disappeared and it seemed as if he was playing just for me. Astounding.

He was one of the best and will be sorely missed.

\m/_
skua

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Karen writes:

I can't believe that Gary Moore has left us.
What a sad day for us all. He was and will remain a legend.
RIP Gary - we will miss you xx

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. bert writes:

rip gary moore

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Geoff Smith writes:

Sad day for the blues, Sad day for music, his memory will live long in his music. RIP Gary, condolences to his family and friends. Sad, sad day..

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. lee writes:

gutted..my heart goes out to his family and loved ones,r.i.po

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Jonno writes:

RIP Gary , what a True Great,
Had the pleasure of seeing you three times in England in concert,
you made your guitar sing ,you made air guitar for the world,
you will be missed

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Saddened writes:

Very sad news :(

PS That photo is of an earlier (the 'classic') line up of Thin Lizzy with Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson Left and Centre Left, try looking for one from the Black Rose Era.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. kenny writes:

r.i.p. gary a true legend plays guitar and sings now in heaven with the rest of the greats
sadly missed

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Bluestime1985 writes:

Gary- you were the real deal. As soon as you get settled in up there start jamming with Allman and Hendrix. Thats your peer group !!

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Dave Oyston writes:

RIP Gary gone but never forgotten.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Ozpeter writes:

Such a shock. What a lyrical player he could be - a quality not often heard in rock - I'm playing "With Love (Remember) right now, featuring his fine acoustic guitar work which was just as fine as his all-out majestic electric performances. A real musician, a great loss.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. Tom James writes:

I am still in partial disbelief of this news. The first time I heard Gary Moore's solo in Still got the blues.. I was driving in Spain and I stopped the car I was so mesmorized. I had in fact seen him years before at the Reading Festival with Thin Lizzy but was too young to understand what was going on. His melodic sense, vibrato and modesty were unique and he will be greatly missed. Best wishes and sincere condolences to his family and friends.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. markman writes:

so sad, gary you made me want to play the blues.your guitar style was effortless and so expressive.may you rest your soul.

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57. dptheriault writes:

this is a very very sad day for me and the music world i have been moved and inspired by guitar players for over forty years Gary has always been the one who played with passion like no other he was the one who when the song was done i would always say man he is so great i will miss you luckily l saw you twice rock on with Phil and the boys who inspired you condolences to your family r i p

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58. David A writes:

The Irish SRV, RIP

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. Keith Dean writes:

One of the best live acts ,a true professional, Gary will be sadly missed ,deepest sympathy to all family members and those who worked alongside him , Rest in peace Gary

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. dave hennessy writes:

i was taken aback when by tex massage which read gary moore had passed away. i worked with gary in 1986 recording demo ideas for his new songs. what a nice man he was. he talked with passion with guitar in hand. another great has gone.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. a,peers writes:

i will miss you with all my heart and soul,i listen to your music everyday and will forever moore
i,m just glad i got the chance to see you in concert
a true legend and amazing performer
God bless you mate RIP
Keep um Rocking up there

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62. Kieran McClarey writes:

On behalf of the McClarey family in Harrow, London and Cavan, Ireland, Derry, Antrim, Northern Ireland, great sadness, bad news. I am a life long fan, for all your work, ingenuity and your tributes to music, we loved you, loved seeing you and will dearly miss you. A legend. Gary Moore.

# Feb 6, 2011 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. Robert Baldwin writes:

A space in Heaven you have earned Mr. Moore, all the joy and wonder your playing has brought to countless souls has earned you the wings of an angel. Oh to see you and Mr Stevie Ray Vaughan jam together would surely make Heaven, Heaven.

Your music and magic will be missed, I am in disbelief and in shock.

Robert ( Vuzz ) Baldwin

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64. Jester writes:

R.I.P from Lake In The Hills,IL,USA

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65. Dan Peters writes:

A real loss to the music world. His performance of " Red House" at the 50th anniversary of the STRAT stole the show.

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66. Codsy writes:

You were so good live it was just like sitting in the front room listening to the CD. Cheers for the memories. Now I will always have the Blues.
f***in Gutted.

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67. Lenny writes:

rip gary a shredder gone to rest , hope you and phil a tearing it soonin heaven .

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68. Lenny writes:

rip gary a shredder gone to rest , hope you and phil are tearing it up soon in heaven .

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69. Andrea Dawson writes:

At 7.30am this morning my daughter rang me from work to say my hero had died....I am absolutely gutted, I have adored Gary since discovering him in the mid 80s. I have never ever found another who moved me like he did with his extention of himself..his guitar. My deepest sympathy to the family, and we now have most definately and devastatingly sadly,...EMPTY ROOMS, but IM ALWAYS GONNA LOVE YOU.....Rock in Peace you amazing man.

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70. p.moss writes:

absolutely shattered. An Australian fan for over 30 years, Mr Moor"s music has been close to my heart ever since i heard that first note. Have travelled twice to London to see him play live boy could he make that guitar sing. One of a kind, the original, speed, melodic, blues, rock, you name it he could do it, with feeling and passion. thinking of his family all the fans, heaven will be rockin tonight,

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71. Miky Andretti writes:

Now u can play your blues also for angel, my u have peace.

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72. JessyJamz writes:

so sad to lose such a great talent he will be missed by all his fans rest in peace

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73. Andy K writes:

Devastated at the news. There will never be another guitarist like you Gary. The best blues guitarist there's ever been. You were an inspiration.

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74. gruffle writes:

We last saw Gary play at the Strat Pack concert at Wembley.

A colossal performance.

I shall treasure that memory.

Thankyou Gary, and our love to your family and friends.

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75. Glenn writes:

What terrible news, I still can't believe this. The music world just lost a true legend . RIP Gary, thanks for the wonderful music and memories.

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76. mtg writes:

this totally *****n sucks

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77. T Butler writes:

Just heard the news, my familly offers its sympathy and condolences to Gary's family and friends.
A great loss for them, and for us fans... R.I.P Gary Moore.

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78. paula hoole writes:

So sad. I never got to see you,but watch your music endlessly. After we have watched every other guitarist we always listen to you Gary-the best! How can Rolling Stone magazine not even have you in the top 100.Some real predudice-you showed them all anyway.Rest in peace now and you will be back in the resurrection here on earth.I will be the first for lessons!

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79. matt1 walk writes:

Wild frontier tour was amazing,and the guitar solo on empty rooms was the best ever,never known a guy play with so much feeling,greatest guitarist ever,rip you will never be forgotten,

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80. Bernie.H writes:

I cannot believe it just been told the news from a friend,been a massive fan for over 25 years seen Gary play numerous times the last time was at wolverhampton civic hall 2010, A master of the guitar has gone but never forgot, my thoughts go out to your family and friends and to let them know you are much loved by millions and your legacy will live on. xx B.

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81. rifrafrockmom writes:

Such sad news , Gary was a legend , his music will live forever. We will never see his like again.My thoughts are with his family. God Bless )0(

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82. R Tenney writes:

Garys talents were indeed special! He joins select few at the top of the mountain! Hendrix Allman @ s Ray Vaughn. Hopefully young guitarists see this @ are influenced by him. A legend passed today. I envy those who saw him perform live! Jealous !

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83. andy bell writes:

58!! OMG I may only have 8 years left!!

Seriously tho I'm shocked. Loved TL in the days. MHRIP

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84. Shantih writes:

very sad news, I loved his music, got to see him live on the Still got the blues tour, phenomenal! I used to listen to Empty rooms over and over as a teen... RIP Gary, hope you died happy, you will be missed.

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85. Rabskebab writes:

Well Gary, my old pal, you came a long way in your relatively short life. From selling sunday newspapers on Bloomfield Avenue, to arguably one of , if not the greatest exponent of Blues/Rock these shores have seen. Who would have thought it mate!!! One of lifes real gentlemen. God Bless ya me old son. Say hi to Greeny for me dude.x

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86. johnnyboyrocks writes:

I am shocked and saddened by his death.Seen him 5 times.Grew up listening to him.He was the best.RIP Garry.

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87. kristine writes:

Wow man.so sad...R.I.P Gary.

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88. mo writes:

i cannot believe this news, I have loved Gary's music and it holds a special part in my heart...I too lost a love one recently on the costa del sol... my beloved brother died suddenly and "still got he blues" was a very important tune in our lives... god bless you Gary xx

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89. Graham writes:

What a guitarist, saw him with Phil @ The Apollo, Manchester, what a treat, God Bless both of you........

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90. Docbluez writes:

Unbelievable sadness in Oklahoma, USA. I can't believe it. Saw Moore three times -- once with Lizzy in 1978 in Detroit, then in '84 in Detroit as part of the We Want Moore album taping and then in 1992 in New York. Always thought I would see him again. But nevermore. I wrote about him and because of him I became a blues fan and a blues writer. You are already dearly missed my friend.

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91. Allen Kupfer writes:

I had the great fortune to see Gary Moore live 3 times in my lifetime. I remember each performance as they happened yesterday. He was true artist, one of the great guitarists, and an influence on many, many guitarists. What a sad day for music!

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92. Pete writes:

RIP Gary......i will always remember you in concert in Edinburgh 1989.......your a legand....god bless

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93. yourlocalundertaker writes:

58 is way to young, even in my kind of work
RIP GARY

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94. Sas writes:

I can't believe this news, he's been taken FAR too young ! I last saw him at the NEC Birmingham when BB King was headlining, to me the best bit of the show was Gary, he moved me and my companions to tears when he played Still Got The Blues, man could he wring every last bit of emotion out of you with that guitar. RIP Gary, you will always be a legend, thank you for the music x

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95. mrs metal writes:

This is terrible news -- a MAJOR bummer. He was an amazing guitar player and a nice guy. Thanks for all the great music, Gary -- RIP

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96. JUDI & Cornelis writes:

REST IN PEACE GARY , YOU MITE BE PLAYING WITH PHIL SOON !!! thank you for your tunes !! .... R.I.P.

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97. Rade writes:

An icon of my youth now passes to legendary status. Strange, how when you assume someone so "close" to you musically and generationally grace the world with at least one more Wild Frontier and then you are face-to-face with the fact that what is, IS, and that, my friends will reign eternal in the history of rock.

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98. thintimmy writes:

RIP from your biggest fan in New Orleans!
You were to me what Hendrix was to others!
Long live your music!

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99. anaguest writes:

for what he did for nile i will love him for ever

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100. Analguest writes:

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101. Necrovomit writes:

why do all the good players die young? :'( R.I.P.

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102. mark johanson bay area usa writes:

i just herd the sad news.we have lost a great talent today what a sad day this has become. i am shocked along with alot of others.gary may you rest in peace laddy god bless you and your family. best whishes to all of his family. we will truely miss you. thanks for all the great music over the years cheers mate i raise a toast to you and everything that you stood for god bless mark from the bay area R.I.P

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103. Gabypampa writes:

I'm freezzen with the news, i can't belive. RIP Gary, we are stay here with your most great present, your music.-

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104. Simon writes:

For the last few weeks I have been playing in my car "Shapes of things" ," Over the Hills far Away" , "The Loner" & "Corridors of Power" Just wanted to hear some Gary Moore.An old aquaintance of mine Doug Ford ,Guitarist in the Legendary Aussie Band "The Masters Apprentices", told me once over a coffee how he lived next to Gary Moore for a while, and what a wonderful Guy he was. He was apparently, very friendly & dedicated to music and as Doug Recalled to me "I can see why he had such power on the guitar, Gary had thick strong wrists and fingers.He was not a big man but he had a lot of power and deftness in those hands"

there is no accounting for why this has happened now, even if there proves to have been some illness at the centre of Gary's death.What we all do explicitly know about Gary is in his music,so that is where we will find him, now and forever."Over the Hills and far away" is an Irish classic that will ring through the Ages, cementing Gary as a Legend for centuries to come, his playing like Rory's, part of the soil of Ireland.

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105. brothermike writes:

I said it when Rory passed .
I will say it again now as that same sadness comes
today....

"He came to us like a storm from across the North Sea....Then he was gone"

with out you,we are left with nothing but noise.
Rest In Peace Gary Moore...

brothermike

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106. Mark Clarke (Bass player) writes:

Me, Jon Hiseman and Gary played as a three peice for a few weeks together in 1974 but I left to move to America
I wish I had stayed, that was one HELL of a three peice..
Goobye my friend...............

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107. cementhed writes:

OMG!!! I cannot believe this, wtf!!! This just isnt right man. One of the most underrated (in the general public anyway) guitarists ever !! From my all time fave band as well (who should be in the hall of fame). Only 58! RIP and keep shreddin with Jimi, Randy and Dimebag! You will be sorely missed, this is just so sad X(

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108. Metal_loving_asshole writes:

My god I cannot believe this!

Only 58? sh** why not 78?

Phew I'm just glad I was lucky enough to see him play at High Voltage last year. Good show. He was a very good guitarist, very influential and good at blues-rock and hard rock. My mum liked him too. :'-(

R.I.P.

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109. wilco writes:

sad news
we will a great guitar player
rip brother

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110. Feedbacktackler writes:

Well, sh**. Gary was just freakin' awesome. What a colossal bummer. Bless his family and his soul. I'm gonna play "Still Got The Blues" loud as hell right now . Please join me, everybody.

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111. Trendkill91 writes:

RIP. Sad day for many of his fans and family.

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112. tallica_fan writes:

RIP Gary, like other greats your influence will live on in the rock and metal world

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113. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

dont quit know what to say.. this is terrible, RIP to one of the greats

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114. Tom_Himself writes:

Sometimes, there's just no justice in the world...

...RIP, dude. You earned your rest.

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115. Dejan writes:

You were the best blues-rock guitarist alongside Stevie Ray Voughan, now the whole world is poorer withtought you! Rest in peace Gary! You will continue to live through your music!

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116. foxsaverZEN writes:

May you Rest In Peace Gary.......So long

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117. wahwah666 writes:

Such talent...fire and soul ALWAYS. Lucky to see him in the 70's with Lizzy, four or five times in the 80's/90's and finally last year at Oxford New Theatre...he still had 'it'...I was mesmerised when he played 'I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know'

R.I.P. and don't let God make you turn it down.

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118. Paul3434 writes:

Rest in Peace Gary I was lucky to see you play live you will be missed by all your fans world wide you were one of the guitar greats.

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119. Remsang writes:

Was it coincidence? I'd been listening to Still Got the Blues album for the second week now, and this has happened? I miss you, Gary!
Though not fortunate enough to see him on stage I love his "Live Blues" video a lot. Clearly shows the power he has over his Les Paul. He was into his work.
R.I.P.

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120. Amelia writes:

Heartbroken. Have followed Gary Moore since mid-70's and he was no doubt one of the finest if not the finest guitarist of his generation. He played the guitar with his whole soul and felt every note. For those who have slated his playing it is just SOUR GRAPES. It is an understatement to say you will be missed. Thoughts with your family, band members, manager etc. RIP.

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121. DAVID S. writes:

GREAT LOSS. SORRY TO SEE HIM GONE

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