Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gary Moore exhibition opens in Belfast

An exhibition celebrating the life and music of Gary Moore is opening in Belfast this week.

The Oh Yeah Music Centre is hosting the event to mark the work of the exceptional guitarist, songwriter and performer; Moore’s solo records are internationally admired, as well as his work with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Skid Row, The Traveling Wilburys, BB King and George Harrison.

Gary was born in Belfast on April 4, 1952; sadly, he passed away on February 6, 2011.

To mark what would have been his 60th birthday, the family of Gary Moore is helping with a unique exhibition of his personal effects.

The exhibition includes:

* Gary's Black "quilted" Gibson Les Paul guitar
* A suit, shirt and shoes, specially commissioned by the tailor Gresham Blake for an Amnesty International event.
* A series of gold albums, framed magazine covers, signed photos, tour passes, posters and flyers.
* A brass plaque to mark a sold out Hammersmith Odeon show in 2001
* A mounted brick from the Martime Hotel, Belfast, presented by the Belfast Blues Society to Gary.
* Plus many more effects.

This is the first of a series of events that will mark the legendary achievements of Gary Moore.

The Gary Moore Exhibition runs April 5 to June 30, 2012; admission is free.

For more details, visit Oh Yeah here.

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Montreux Jazz Festival – July 2010

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