Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and brought up in Cork, Rory formed the band Taste during the late 1960s, before going on to record over a dozen solo albums throughout the 1970s until the last album Fresh Evidence in 1990. He was a talented guitarist known for his charismatic performances and dedication to his craft. Gallagher’s albums have sold in excess of 30 million copies worldwide. Gallagher received a liver transplant in 1995, but died of complications later that year in London, UK at the age of 47.
In this interview recorded in 1982, Rory talks about his new album Jinx, touring clubs and concert halls around the world and his commitment to staying solo rather than joining another group.
Photo by Heinrich Klaffs