Rory Gallagher: The Man Behind The Guitar
Rory Gallagher is revered as one of the world's greatest guitarists. He bounded across the stage with the swagger of a rock star, but offstage he was a shy, unassuming man. There were no wild parties, no marriages and divorces. His short life shifted between the bright lights of his success and the darkness of personal struggle.
Gallagher was a multi-instrumentalist, songw...more
Julian Vignoles has a good grasp on the facts and also pulls quotes from all kinds of sources, giving an insight to the kind of Ireland Rory Gallagher grew up in.
The author also does his best to get inside the personal, off stage life of the blues legend but as he was so notoriously private, details are still relatively sparse.
This biography soars while Rory is in his pomp, descri ...more
The second half of the book does seem to be more about him. He seems to have been a paradox, on the one hand not out partying and drug taking ( he did drink and that sadly was his downfall) but in the studio, where his music was concerned stubbor ...more