Rory Gallagher (1948 - 1975)
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Rory Gallagher (1948 - 1975)
  • Rory Gallagher (born 2nd March 1948 and died 14th June 1995) was an Irish blues/rock guitarist, born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and raised in County Cork.

    He is regularly credited as one of the most influential Irish rock and blues musicians of all time.

    The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor David McCarthy unveiled a memorial sculpture to the memory of Rory Gallagher in the old French Quarter (Paul Street Plaza) on 25th October 1997 .

    Paul Street Plaza was re-named Rory Gallagher Place.

    The unique bronze sculpture was created by Rory's childhood friend in Cork, Geraldine Creedon, a sister of RTE broadcaster John Creedon.[¹] It was sculpted within a year of Rory's death.

    The bronze sculpture takes the form of a guitar intertwined with lyrics from Rory's Jinx album.

    The following lyrics from Rory's Jinx Album are embossed on the sculpture:

    • Don't paint it all so sadly
    • I don't know you lately
    • I feel like a lost child, searching in the dark
    • I'll change it all
    • I'm just in town to have some fun
    • My heart's at peace, my soul's on fire
    • My mind knows all the things my eyes can't see
    • Please don't lock me out
    • Try again to hear a brand new tune
    • You found the thorn behind the rose
    • You used to fly and chase the wind

[¹]Irish Times 3rd June 2010

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