Rory Gallagher's come back
This time with "Jellybread"
remember "Rory Gallagher" ?
You'll ask now what's happened with Rory since "Taste" split last
year. We've great news for all fans of this great guitarist: Rory
formed a new group, he's released a super
hot new album and at the moment he's touring England .
If that is a little bit too much news for you, okay let's start from
the beginning .
Rory, born in Ballyshannon
and grew up in Cork (Ireland) and has been playing guitar since
his childhood. His first instrument was a Woolworth;s plastic guitar.
The right guitar for
exercising. Rory was a quick learner and was soon able to play the
complete repertoire of Gene Autry and Roy Rodgers.
The next step was to buy a "real"
guitar at the price of four and a half pounds. Rory's
pride and joy !
Since his early school days,
Rory formed various groups. When he was 15 years old, Rory became a
member of a so called
"showband" touring Ireland, England and Spain. His
first musical hero was Lonnie Donegan, then later musicians like
Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry. He wasn't a
fan of the showband music, it
was only for money.
He found a drummer and a bass man and
Hamburg to play hard rock.Some months later "Taste" was
formed. Taste started in London first with concerts
in the legendary "Marquee" club where the
"Stones" also did their early concerts .
But back to "Taste" .... within
few months the group got a top
position within the UK blues groups . "Taste" was very popular here in Germany
various concerts the group did in
different cities .
It was a shock for German fans to hear " Taste"
split ! Only three albums... that's
all, what a loss ! But the music will become classic over
years , I'm sure.
But fans of Rory Gallagher don't have
a reason to be sad ( not anymore). He's back again with a
newly formed group, just as great as "Taste". Gerry McAvoy and Wilgar Campbell are Rory's
mates . The name of the new trio is "
They play original, native blues.
course under the guidance of Rory, they've arranged a
great song repertoire . The proof their
first album ( label Polydor) .
What do you think is the title of the album ? "Rory Gallagher"-
of course !
writer obviously got something mixed up. There WAS a band called
"Jellybread' , but it wasn't Rory's band. In Article #84, you'll see
that Jellybread actually opened for Rory at least once. roryfan
This article comes
from the April/May, 1971 issue of the German magazine, POPFOTO
thanks to Sistina Zeidler for translating this article