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Gary Moore

From: Belfast

Active: RIP

Style: Guitarist, Singer


After leaving Skid Row, Gary Moore formed his own Gary Moore Band and signed to CBS Records. This band was initially a trio with ex Mellow Candle bassist Frank Boylan and drummer Pearse Kelly. Guitarist Philip Donnelly, the Clontarf Cowboy, joined later. All appear on the debut LP 'Grinding Stone' which was originally touted as a double. It's release was the victim of several delays. By the time it finally came out as a single LP on 20 July 1973, Boylan and Donnelly were gone, reputedly collaborating in new group by September 1973, but it came to naught. Moore's new bassist was John L.Curtis (ex Mike Hugg Band).


The Gary Moore Band - Grinding Stone
LP - CBS Records - 65527 - UK - 20 July 1973 - matt orange label
LP - Peters International - PI 9004 - USA - 1973
LP - CBS Records - 65527 - UK - March 1983 - sunburst label
LP - CBS Records - 32699 - UK - 1985
LP - CBS Records - 467 449 1 - UK - 1990
CD - Head Records - ??? - USA? - 1999 - bootleg with bonus tracks

Notes: The Head Records bootleg CD adds six bonus tracks by Skid Row: three taken from the debut 'Skid' LP, both sides of the Night Of The Warm Witch 45, and 'After I'm Gone' from a BBC Top Gear radio session recorded 21 July 1970.


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Last update: 24 May 2013.

See Also: The Alleycats, Andwellas Dream, The Beatboys, Dr.Strangely Strange, Johnny Duhan, Granny's Intentions, The Jacobites, Phil Lynott, Platform Three, Skid Row, Thin Lizzy.

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