1969 to 2011
April 4, 1952 in Belfast
February 6, 2011
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Thin Lizzy, blues guitar
Gary Moore (born April 4, 1952 as Robert William Gary Moore in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; died February 6, 2011 in Malaga, Spain) is acknowledged as one of the finest guitarists to have originated in Ireland. He was a virtuoso guitarist and is considered by his fans to be one of the best guitar players ever. In a career dating back to the 1960s he has played with bands including Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, Greg Lake and Skid Row as well as having a successful solo career. Moore started performing from a young age and got his first good guitar at the age of 14.