Welcome to independent tribute site to Rory Gallagher (1948-1995).|
I like Rory Gallagher very much. I have been a fan of Rory since late 1970s. But I was a young and stupid girl, I missed all chances to see him in live in Japan. So I felt regret and guilty when I saw a news of his death. I realized what man we lost. Then I began to collect Rory's records, listen to his music more intently than before, as if I try to fill the lack of my live experience of Rory.
Now I've got some records, CD/DVD and memorabilia of Rory, just because I want to enjoy hearing or seeing Rory more and more. Good friends of mine have supported me from Europe, North America, Oceania and in Japan.
Being a greater collector of Rory Gallagher? No, it is not my goal. I would be able to collect most of those things with money. But I can never purchase friends who share items, information, and people who talk to me their own stories of Rory. I want to share with those Roryfans. Because Rory gave us what he had without putting aside anything in his short life.
I am looking forward to contact from Roryfans all over the world.
-- Megumi (m.m) --
Pages in this site are English/Japanese bilingual.
Forgive me for my poor English.
Pictures in my site are mostly snapshots taken with normal handy camera,
not directly scanned, and downsized to GIF files.
Melody Maker 29 Nov 1975 issue.
"We never see Rory Gallagher performing in poor quality show. He always presented excellent and perfect guitar especially in live"... It's a same old story of reviewing Rory Gallagher or Taste, at least in Japan.
I don't think so... Ya, I believe it's true, in 1970s Rory came to Japan and surprised Japanese audience and review writers with more than 150% perfect beautiful concerts and his faithful behavior. But if "always excellent" or "always perfect" was true, I would get tired and stop to hear Rory before I collected 100 titles of his shows. After I heard more than hundred of his live recordings, I came up to know, occasionally he played in bad condition or made failure, very rare but even he confused us, and he was yelled at by young audience in his later years. He was not a guitar machine or ageless superman, not much less a "god". He was a mortal man who loved guitar too much. Nevertheless, he always made us wild with passionate guitar and thrilling voice. It was always his top priority to entertain us. He gave us all he had. He played as if he would die tomorrow so he should play all tonight. So, I love him, I am driven to hear more and more of his music.
Most people who knew him personally have been saying, Rory was a nice guy, polite and kind, good to weakers and losers. He was an angel ! But we have read in some biographical books to know how Rory suffered from physical and mental problems, holding dark side in himself. However, that is what a man should be, having positive side and negative side. If someone like a god who had positive side only, then God would not need to have mercy on him. Rory was a mortal man so he got old, declined and died. Beyond our inquisitiveness, some serious and sad stories in his biography remind us how the life should be lived. (Still we regret he died too young.)
God would bless and accept such guy, allow him to play guitar in Heaven - Rory Gallagher band live show that never ends! Don't you think so?
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Thank you for all Roryfans' cooperation.
John Boyle's home page (from Scotland)
You can find everything about Rory (from Netherlands)
Rory Gallagher and Taste (from Netherlands)
TOP-PRIORITY (from Germany)
www.rorysfriends.de (from Germany)
Gallagher's Blues (from Finland)
They Don't Make 'em Like You Anymore (from Greece)
Rory Gallagher Ukraine (from Ukraine)
Rory Gallagher's Forum (from France)
Shadowplays (from USA)
A Tribute to Rory Gallagher (from USA)
muew's Rory Gallagher Web Site (from Japan)
Japanese Rory Gallagher tribute site "maybe i will..." (from Japan)
Daniel Wherrett Guitar Tuition (from England)
Daniel appears in Rory's video as young audience at the Marquee London 1972!
Theo Reijnders (from Netherlands)
Painting Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards and more blues, jazz, rock musicians.
fin Costello (from Ireland)
Pat Comer (from Ireland)
Zoran Veselinovic's PhotoZoran (from UK)
Rory Gallagher The Official Website
Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival
Rory Gallagher Music Library, Cork City Libraries
Rory Gallagher Live in JAPAN
Japanese Rory Gallagher tribute site "maybe i will..."
Rory Gallagher (by Reiko)
muew's Rory Gallagher Web Site
shinolez's blog "Rory na mainichi"
Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival in Japan official website
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Rory Gallagher relic guitar (private custom made) courtesy of h.h. Photo copyright © 2007 Megumi Manzaki.
Murphy the basset hound lived with us for 10 years and died on 19 Nov 2010.