- 25 Feb 11
The shock death of Gary Moore at 58 has left a huge void in Irish music. Here, one of his oldest collaborators discusses their wasted youth in Dublin and friendships that lasted a lifetime.
Sometime around 1968 I am in The Bailey, Dublin’s trendiest bar. I become aware of this skinny boy from Belfast sitting by my side, dark hair falling over his eyes. He is nervous, shy and a bit twitchy, his left hand making shapes on an invisible guitar, a brown corduroy coat too tight across the shoulders. Philip says: “This is Gary, man, our new guitar player. He needs a place to crash.”