This blog is nothing to do with La Margarita it is to do with the death of one of my absolute hero’s guitarist Gary Moore. In case you didn’t know last week he died in Spain of a heart attack at just 58. The Daily Mail ran the headline
“Ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore dead after Eating a Hamburger and Knocking Back Champagne
The headline was terrible - trivializing a great guitar hero and I wanted to take a trip to England and have a rant at this lazy sensationalist journalist. It seemed from this headline and the article that followed that Gary Moore had done nothing since Thin Lizzy and yet he was with them just 4 months – although he did return to do the Black Rose album with them in 1979 . Also it seemed to imply that he was some uncouth slob who happened to play guitar for a long gone group. In fact Gary Moore was a great great guitar player one of the best and not many were better. He also wrote some great song and had far more success as a solo artist than with Thin Lizzy (good as they were) he went on to far better things. In the guitar world he will be remembered for a very long time as a wonderful guitar player - unlike, I suspect, that damm journalist .
I feel really sad he is now gone and so young and really pissed off at that journalist for making his career seem like nothing so I just wanted to settle the record straight in a small way . Sorry for my rant and LM blog will resume next time but for now please have a look at Gary Moore playing live Still Got the Blues for You and see what a great guitar player he was.
This is David Cummings alias the English Gaucho of to play some loud Gary Moore music on my trusty guitar in the Yoga room on La Margarita – cos I still got the blues