The versatile and virtuosic Irish guitarist Gary Moore died in his sleep Saturday night while on vacation in Spain. Moore did several stints playing lead guitar for the forever awesome, never-enough-appreciated Thin Lizzy in the ’70s and ‘80s — most notably on the 1979 album, Black Rose — and enjoyed a long and successful career as solo artist, too. He’s in the silver blazer in the video above.
Here, watch him absolutely destroy the world with co-guitarist Scott Gorham at the end of a television performance of “Don’t Believe A Word.”
Here’s Moore’s biggest solo hit, “Parisienne Walkways,” which was actually written and sung by Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynot.
And here’s a rather incredible video for another song the two did together, “Out in the Fields.”