The life and times of Rory Gallagher

MARCUS CONNAUGHTON, the broadcaster, writer, and an authority on blues music, will give a talk about Rory Gallagher in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop next week.

Marcus will be in Charlie Byrne’s on Wednesday December 5 at 6pm to sign copies of his new book, Rory Gallagher: His Life and Times, published by The Collins Press, and give a talk about the Irish guitar hero.

This book is the first comprehensive and authoritative biography on the Donegal born, Cork raised, musician and features interviews with filmmaker Tony Palmer, Rory’s Taste band mate John Wilson, U2 sound engineer Joe O’Herlihy, as well as by Rory’s road crew, family, and friends.

Through his band Taste in the late 1960s and throughout a solo career which saw him sell 30 million albums worldwide, Rory was a trailblazer for Irish rock musicians. He created an iconic image through his battered Fender strat and check shirts and incredible music on albums like Deuce, Irish Tour 74, Against The Grain, and Fresh Evidence.

Admission to the talk is free and all are welcome.

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