Rory Gallagher (1948-1995) was an Irish bluesrock singer and guitar player. He was famous for his live reputation. He played very many long concerts and had a huge following of loyal fans. No glitter , no glamour. A checkered shirt , jeans and an old ragged Fender Stratocaster were his trademark. His music will remain. There are many Rory Gallagher tributes every year worldwide.
I first heard about Rory Gallagher in 1982. Ever since then I became a fan. I started collecting Rory Gallagher items since I saw him perform in Deinze ( Belgium) in 1987 and I can say I have one of the largest Rory collections worldwide. I have seen him performing in The Netherlands and Belgium a couple of times and had the chance to meet and talk to him twice in Gent (B) 1989 and Geel (B) 1993. The last time I saw him was in Brussels (1994).
As I am a musician myself I pay tribute to Rory whenever I can. Rory's brother (and manager) Donal Gallagher knows about my collection. So do old bandmembers Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna.