Gary Moore’s remarkable career was as long as it was eventful and unpredictable.
For every universally celebrated song, known to all and played to death by radio stations everywhere, there are countless hidden gems — album cuts that, for reasons unclear, somehow missed their predestined date with classic rock immortality. Songs like Irish guitar god Gary Moore’s timeless duet with Thin Lizzy leader Phil Lynott, ‘Parisienne Walkways,’ which made some waves upon its original release in 1978, but ultimately fell short of achieving its rightful stature as a true standard of rock balladry.
There are many good reasons to explore the top songs of Gary Moore. Before his shocking, untimely death from an apparent heart attack in February 2011 at age 58, Moore held the conflicting distinctions of enjoying the deepest admiration from his peers, while remaining one of the world’s most publicly underrated guitar heroes