Rory Gallagher was musician, singer and songwriter who was a native of Ireland. His musical genres included rock, blues, folk and jazz. During his career Gallagher formed his own band. He recorded several solo albums, which sold in their millions.
William Rory Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal on March 2nd 1948. When he was an infant his family moved to Derry before settling later in Cork where he grew up. Interested in music from a young age Gallagher was given his first guitar by his parents. He went on to learn to play several instruments and performed with Irish Showbands before forming his own bad, ‘The Taste’ in 1966.
‘The Taste’ performed at venues in Ireland and Britain before breaking up in 1970. Rory Gallagher then pursued a solo career. He recorded several albums which sold over 30 million copies. During the 1970’s and 1980’s he toured successfully in Europe and the United States.
Rory Gallagher, Irish rock musician, singer and songwriter, died from complications following a liver transplant in the year 1995 On This Day.