Rory Gallagher

1948 - 1995

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William Rory Gallagher ( GAL-ə-hər; 2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) was an Irish blues and rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and brought up in Cork, Gallagher formed the band Taste in the late 1960s and recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rory Gallagher has received more than 2,753,310 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Rory Gallagher is the 181st most popular musician (up from 248th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 45th 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 181 out of 2,675Before him are Thelonious Monk, Bill Haley, Chris Isaak, Lionel Richie, Wilhelm Kempff, and Pete Seeger. After him are Isaac Stern, John Paul Jones, Gilberto Gil, Alicia Keys, John Cale, and J. J. Cale.

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Among people born in 1948, Rory Gallagher ranks 45Before him are Klaus Meine, Ian McEwan, Grace Jones, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Carl Weathers. After him are Lluís Llach, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Powers Boothe, William Gibson, Ian Paice, and Hans Rosling. Among people deceased in 1995, Rory Gallagher ranks 41Before him are John Vincent Atanasoff, Pierre Schaeffer, Ștefan Kovács, Christian B. Anfinsen, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, and Aziz Nesin. After him are Roger Zelazny, Gerald Durrell, U Nu, Alonzo Church, Lita Grey, and Miklós Rózsa.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Rory Gallagher ranks 40 out of 460Before him are Ethel Voynich (1864), Michael D. Higgins (1941), Maureen O'Hara (1920), George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449), Harald Gille (1103), and John Tyndall (1820). After him are John Field (1782), Columba (521), Brendan (484), Bob Geldof (1951), Causantín mac Cináeda (836), and William C. Campbell (1930).

Among MUSICIANS In Ireland

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