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Rory Gallagher

1948 - 1995

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William Rory Gallagher ( GAL-ə-hər; 2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) was an Irish guitarist, singer and songwriter. He formed the blues rock trio Taste in 1966, which experienced some moderate success in the UK. He also found success with a solo career releasing music throughout the 1970s and 1980s and selling more than 30 million records worldwide.Gallagher is known for his virtuosic style of guitar playing, which strongly influenced other guitarists such as Brian May and Eric Clapton. But, due to his lack of commercial success, he is often referred as "the greatest guitarist you've never heard of". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rory Gallagher has received more than 3,358,870 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Rory Gallagher is the 198th most popular musician (down from 181st in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 40th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Irish Musician.

Rory Gallagher is most famous for his guitar playing and his blues-rock style.

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Among musicians, Rory Gallagher ranks 198 out of 2,662Before him are Alfred Cortot, Alfred Brendel, Nikolai Rubinstein, Gidon Kremer, Jaco Pastorius, and Violeta Parra. After him are Giovanni Battista Viotti, Maria João Pires, Georges Prêtre, Joe Satriani, Nelson Freire, and Pete Seeger.

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Among people born in 1948, Rory Gallagher ranks 61Before him are Patrizia Reggiani, Edmund Kemper, Bille August, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, and William Gibson. After him are Svetlana Savitskaya, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ray Kurzweil, Tom Wilkinson, and Agnieszka Holland. Among people deceased in 1995, Rory Gallagher ranks 44Before him are John Vincent Atanasoff, Aziz Nesin, Pierre Schaeffer, Peter Townsend, Roger Zelazny, and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. After him are Elizabeth Montgomery, Ernest Gellner, Lola Flores, Ștefan Kovács, Rose Kennedy, and Bob Ross.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Rory Gallagher ranks 36 out of 501Before him are Francis Beaufort (1774), Cillian Murphy (1976), Bono (1960), Gabriel Byrne (1950), Bob Geldof (1951), and Brendan (484). After him are Edmund the Martyr (841), Saint Gall (550), Eileen Gray (1878), Iris Murdoch (1919), Dolores O'Riordan (1971), and Bertie Ahern (1951).

Among MUSICIANS In Ireland

Among musicians born in Ireland, Rory Gallagher ranks 2Before him are Bono (1960). After him are Dolores O'Riordan (1971), Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946), Paddy Moloney (1938), Sally Oldfield (1947), Aphex Twin (1971), Ronnie Drew (1934), Moya Brennan (1952), Larry Mullen Jr. (1961), Louis Walsh (1952), and Sharon Corr (1970).