Maybe now, then ….
Things are quiet around Rory Gallagher,
not that this, according to many, outstanding solo-guitar player is in
the media/spotlights that much.
After the Taste fell on the field of lost ideals, Gallagher left
his hometown in Ireland. During some months he just did his solos in
his living room and didn’t come out to perform. His love for the stage
finally won over grief for Taste. He decided to form a new band and
carefully chose two proper musicians.
After dozens of auditions
finally Gerry McAvoy (bass) and Wilgar Campbell (drums) were his
preference. He chose these two because they already played
some years together in the same formation. This
way he would be the only one who
had to get used playing with others. After several weeks of intense
practising, the three left Ireland for London and presented themself to
the critical English audience. The London Marquee Club, the venue where Gallagher
started with the Taste, was conquered in no time.
enthusiastic audience woke up the employers from Apple studios. The
album “Rory Gallagher” was recorded in a very short time, released and
appeared recently on the Dutch music market.
article comes from a Dutch publication (I believe it's from Muziek
Thanks to Saxo for translating this
reformatted by roryfan