Very sad news today, as the rock and blues world has lost another icon at all-too-young an age.
Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) was a musician from Belfast, Northern Ireland, best recognized as a blues rock guitarist and singer.
In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with artists including Phil Lynott and Brian Downey as early as his secondary school days, leading him to membership with the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy on three separate occasions.
Moore shared the stage with such blues and rock luminaries as B.B. King, Albert King, Colosseum II, Greg Lake and Skid Row (not to be confused with the glam metal band of the same name), as well as having a successful solo career.
He guested on a number of albums recorded by high profile musicians, including a cameo appearance playing the lead guitar solo on "She's My Baby" from Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3.
Moore died while on holiday in Estepona, Spain. The 58-year-old was found dead in a hotel room on the Costa del Sol.
Rest in peace, Gary.