William Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948  – 14 June 1995) was an Irish blues-rock multi-instrumentalist,songwriter, and bandleader. Born in BallyshannonCounty Donegal and raised in Cork, Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the band Taste during the late 1960s. A talented guitarist known for his charismatic performances and dedication to his craft, Gallagher’s albums have sold in excess of 30 million copies worldwide.Gallagher received a liver transplant in 1995, but died of complications later that year in LondonEngland at the age of 47.

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