Former Thin Lizzy guitarist, Gary Moore, dead at 58

Legendary Gary Moore was found dead early Sunday, according to the BBC. The former Thin Lizzy member reportedly died in his sleep while on vacation, in a hotel in Estepona Spain, but the cause of death is not yet known.

The homepage of the musician’s Web site,, recently posted a statement on its homepage:

It is with deep sorrow and regret, that we have to announce that Gary Moore passed away while on holiday in Spain last night.

Our thoughts are with his children, family and friends at this sad time.

Gary Moore, RIP

Thin Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell told the BBC today: “I still can’t believe it. He was so robust. He wasn’t a rock casualty, he was a healthy guy.”

Moore’s musical partnership and friendship with Thin Lizzy icon Phil Lynott is well-known. And Moore’s love for blues guitar led him to collaborate with musicians such as George Harrison, B.B. King, Albert King and Greg Lake, to name a few.


Studio albums

  • Grinding Stone (1973)
  • Back on the Streets (1979)
  • G-Force (1980)
  • Gary Moore (1982)
  • Corridors of Power (1982)
  • Victims of the Future (1984)
  • Dirty Fingers (1984)
  • Run for Cover (1985)
  • Wild Frontier (1987)
  • After the War (1989)
  • Still Got the Blues (1990)
  • After Hours (1992)
  • Blues for Greeny (1995)
  • Dark Days in Paradise (1997)
  • A Different Beat (1999)
  • Back to the Blues (2001)
  • Power of the Blues (2004)
  • Old New Ballads Blues (2006)
  • Close As You Get (2007)
  • Bad for You Baby (2008)

Live albums

  • Live at the Marquee (1983)
  • We Want Moore! (1984)
  • Rockin’ Every Night – Live in Japan (1986)
  • We Want Moore Jagger – Live at the British National Music Day, 28th June, 1992 – Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
  • Blues Alive (1993)
  • Live At Monsters Of Rock (2003)
  • Live At Montreux DVD [The Definitive Montreux Collection] (2007)

Thin Lizzy


  • Night Life (1974) (note that he only appears on the song “Still in Love with You”)
  • Remembering – Part 1 (1976) (Compilation)
  • Black Rose: A Rock Legend (1979)
  • The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans (1979) (Compilation)
  • The Adventures of Thin Lizzy (1981) (Compilation)
  • Life (1983)
  • Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy (1991) (Compilation)
  • Thin Lizzy Greatest Hits (2004) (Compilation)

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