Rory Gallagher
web page

was created by John Ganjamie

Rather than reinventing the wheel, I have tried to compile the best of what the web and other sources have to offer.
Rory's versatility is unrivaled in the blues and rock world


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Interviews & Articles Links Joachim Matz's
Rory Time Line
 The Loop Mailing
& Discussion List
Lars Feller's
Video Reference Guide
Rory's appearances on video
in Books
Fan Stories
Dino McGartland's
Rory BBC Appearances
Randy Parsons'
Rory Discography
Aunty Anon's PDF Tribute Tributes to Rory
from other artists
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An archive of 430 &
Rory Interviews and Articles
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The latest articles posted to RoryON!! below
Rory Gallagher: The Man from West Cork  by Michael Wale from the 3/23/73 issue of The Times from the UK.  A look into the unassuming lifestyle Rory lived and his commitment to the blues and his music added
Rory Gallagher: Blueprint  by Dann DeWitt  A NASTY review of Rory's direction as Blueprint is released.  From the Reviews section of the July 1973 issue of CREEM.    added
Rory Gallagher Roars Back With A Roots-blues Album By Chris Heim  This is a nice article/ interview done after the the release of Fresh Evidence  done for the 3/22/91 issue of the Chicago Tribune added
Live Rory Film and Album Due in June    A brief writeup from the June 1, 1974 issue of SOUNDS magazine detailing the release of the Irish Tour '74 film and album. added

Rory Gallagher His Life and Times 

By Marcus Connaughton

Rory Gallagher is a hero and icon of rock music. He inspired guitar players from The Edge to Johnny Marr, Slash to Gary Moore, Johnny Fean to Philip Donnelly, Declan Sinnott to Brian May. He toured incessantly and sold over 30 million albums worldwide. In 1963, at the age of fifteen, Rory bought his trademark Fender Stratocaster. He discovered the blues when pop magazines and radio were scarce in Ireland and later won the Melody Maker Guitarist of the Year in 1972, ahead of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Acknowledged as one of the world's leading guitarists, he collaborated with his boyhood hero Muddy Waters, played with Jerry Lee Lewis, Albert King and Lonnie Donegan.

In this compelling biography, contemporaries, fellow musicians, film maker Tony Palmer and Taste drummer John Wilson tell stories about Rory from his meteoric rise in the late-1960s with Taste to his remarkable solo career. This is a compelling testament to the musical life of a shy and retiring working-class hero, distinguished by his check shirts and his astounding dexterity on acoustic and electric guitar - the guitarist and blues man who blazed a trail for others to follow.

Click here for a candid interview with author and Rory fan Marcus Connaughton

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Rory and the Rock N'Roll Hall of Fame
Go to this site and sign this Petition to get Rory a desrving place in the Rock N'Roll Hall of Fame
Get Rory Gallagher inducted into the Rock N'Roll Hall of Fame click
an extensive list of Rory related dates & gigs was created by Joachim Matz
 and is now maintained by  John Ganjamie

updated  November 17, 2013

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Sign the petition to have the Cork Airport renamed
"Cork Rory Gallagher Airport"    
Petition Online  (click on link)

Check out Bibi Lehmann's
Great Video Presentation about the idea with Rory's music as a background
(click on link)
You'll love it!
Sign the petition to have BBC4 brocadcast Rory's shows
We are trying to get the BBC to honour Rory Gallagher by playing his shows on BBC4. I have made a petition and it also has a Facebook page and I would be honoured if you were to put it on your website and let everyone you know about it, it would mean the world. It has received the backing of Band of Friends which has the sublime Ted McKenna and Gerry McAvoy and Marcel Scherpenzeel. So, big endorsement and we are so grateful. I have contacted the BBC and slowly but surely I think it will be done.
Kindest regards,  Kari
 information on the newest Rory related releases 
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Donal interview about Bob Dylan and Rory see SONGS & STORIES on the RELEASES page

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         Cloned from  Rory Gallagher's original 70's Hawk® booster.
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Photos from  Past Rory Tributes small click on strat
Rory in  Books small click on strat
Lyrics, tabs, musical  etc.   small click on strat
Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Strat small  click  on strat
Interview about the building of the Custom Strat 
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Patrick Kennedy's Custom Strat  
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Reviews of  Rory albums and shows small click on strat
Stagestruck fanzine  small click on strat
Irish Rock Legend Stamp Series  issued 10/12/02

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