#1
Rory Gallagher fans may know who Tom O'driscoll is, if not, he was Rory's roadie, my Dad (Who named me Rory after gallagher) knew Tom and Rory very well and as he wa a van driver, Rory hired him as his gear/band driver

http://goingtomyhometown.com/festgall.htm

go down to ''Donal Gallagher Officially opening the Rory Gallagher Theatre 05''

Hover your mouse over the 3rd picture (the guy in the blue jacket with the sideburns) and theres your proof, my Dad worked for rory gallagher
#3
I was amazed, i was like, sh*t my dad was rory gallagher driver, he was tellin me and the people at the bar loads of cool stories about bein on the road with them
#4
Thats so freaking awesome. Rorys awesome.

Any cool stories you can share? Id love to hear them.

Don't want to be an actor pretending on the stage
Don't want to be a writer with my thoughts out on the page
Don't want to be a painter 'cause everyone comes to look
Don't want to be anything where my life's an open book

Phish - Waste
#5
Well they arent amazingly cool but ok

One gig in nottingham i think he said it was, at the end of a show, Tom O'driscoll (Rory's roadie) had 3 drunk guys who watched the show shouted to him "Give us a f***in plectrum!" O'driscoll grabbed him by the neck and shouted into his face "GIVE US A F***IN PLECTRUM...PLEASE!" they were sh*ting themselves cos Tom's a big bloke and it looked like he was going to knowck 7 shades of sh*t out of them

At a festival, i think it was an early reading festival, not sure, The band, Tom, my Dad and a young roadie trainee wanted drinks, they said to the trainee "Go and get as much pints as you can afford and bring them all back to us" the beer tent was the other side of the whole area and they sent this young scrawny guy to go and get all the booze, while he was getting sent to do that they found a keg, they naturally thought it was theirs so they drank it all in a matter of minutes, this ked comes back with a tray FULL of booze and they say to him "We found the keg, now go back and get your money back" this kid walks all the way back, then they hear this glam band saying "Where's our f***ing keg gone?"

Rory and all the rest were booked for a gig in germany and this agent called Rory and said "We can get you another gig, but its tonight" so they go to do this gig and this german guy is telling Tom were to put everything, so Tom just sticks everything were this german guy wants cos he wont shut up, Rory comes in a few minutets after "What the f*ck is that doing over there" Tom says "That german c**t told me to put it over there", Rory says "Well, we've already been given the cheque, now lets f*ck off to the bar before they notice"

This is the last one i can remember
Rory had just finished a gig and they were in the bar, Rory lays down, probably £1000 and says, "Don't shut until my boys have had enough" so they all drink all night, when its closing time, the barmaid pulls the shutters down and Rory puts his hand in the way, then says "I told you not to close till my boys have had enough" so they just drank £1000 nearly

It sounds like Rory was a great guy when he was alive, pity he died, he was going to open the guitar shop in my town but died about 3 months before, My Dad has said to me "If Rory was still alive, he'd take some time to show you how to play better, he was a great guy"
Well in october my Dad's taking my down to Tom O'driscoll and Donal Gallagher's place in london, and next summer he's taking me to the Rory Gallagher Tribute festival, I'll see all the band members there and I'll probably be able to play one of those Rory Gallagher custom shop models, My Dad's really popular in Ireland cos of the people he knows, If you have ever heard of them a band called 'calling card' (a rory gallagher tribute band) the guitarist/singer from that band was introduced to Jerry Mc'avoy by my Dad, and he got me a signed copy of Mc'avoy's autobiography 'riding shotgun'
#6
Thanks for the stories. Thats pretty cool how close your dad was to Rory.

And I have heard of that band Calling Card.

Don't want to be an actor pretending on the stage
Don't want to be a writer with my thoughts out on the page
Don't want to be a painter 'cause everyone comes to look
Don't want to be anything where my life's an open book

Phish - Waste
#8
Quote by TheHeartbreaker
That's pretty awesome your dad was close to Rory.

I need to listen to him more, but I've never really bothered to.


May I suggest Irish Tour 74. A Million Miles Away is one of my all time favorite songs. Ever since I first heard him I just really loved his style. Hes not really flashy but he can definately play. And on slide hes incredible. He has some good videos on YouTube.

And one time Slash got on stage with him and they played some songs together. I would love to have seen that.

Don't want to be an actor pretending on the stage
Don't want to be a writer with my thoughts out on the page
Don't want to be a painter 'cause everyone comes to look
Don't want to be anything where my life's an open book

Phish - Waste
#10
thats awsome man
Youtube covers

[url="http://www.youtube.com/user/MrJumboHumbo[/URL"]
#11
Million milies away is a great song
though i cant find the tabs anywhere, my dad's got someone in ireland to post some XD
I cant wait to go down to Tom and Donal's office in London, which is in about 2 months
#12
Wow that's pretty damn cool.

The guy who lives across the road from me is Irish and he once met Gallagher in a guitar shop in Northern Ireland before Gallagher's 74 tour. He was getting new pickups installed for the tour and the shop owned told the guy that if he waited 20 minutes he'd get to meet Gallagher.

Pretty crazy stuff.
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#13
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Million milies away is a great song
though i cant find the tabs anywhere, my dad's got someone in ireland to post some XD
I cant wait to go down to Tom and Donal's office in London, which is in about 2 months


Im having the same problem you are.

Don't want to be an actor pretending on the stage
Don't want to be a writer with my thoughts out on the page
Don't want to be a painter 'cause everyone comes to look
Don't want to be anything where my life's an open book

Phish - Waste
#14
I have a tab of million miles away i'm sure

A Million Miles Away - Rory Gallagher


This is the main bits.  Just listen and repeat!

The Intro:
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                         let ring...

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                                                     let ring...

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A:-------1----3-------|------------3----1==|==1--------------|
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                   let ring...          let ring...

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                         let ring...

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    Asus
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                (artificial harmonics)

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    Dsus
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    Asus
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G:----------___--!5!----~~------2----------------|
D:--2-------!5!--------------------2-h2p2--------|
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                  (bend string up)

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G:--2----2--------2-----2--|--0---------------------------12--|
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                                                   (1st solo)
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#15
it wouldn't all fit on one page so

The first Solo:
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D:------12-12--12---------10--------------------------------------|
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    let ring....

The first verse:
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        this hotel bar   is full of    people

    Dsus
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            the piano man is really laying it down

    F
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    Dsus
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            the old bartender is a high as a

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    steeple

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           so why tonight should I wear a

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G:--2------0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0--------|
D:--0-------------------------------|
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    frown ?              (yes I'm a)

The Refrain (to repeat one more time):
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D:--3-------3------3-----3----|--0-------0-----0-------------3--2--0--|
A:--3-------3------3-----3----|---------------------------------------|
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    million miles away  I'm a    million miles away

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      I'm sailing like a driftwood on a    windy bay

The bridge part:
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B:--3---------------------------|--1--------------------------------|
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        why ask how I feel            how does it look to you ?

    Am
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        I feel hook, line and sinker, I lost my

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    captain and my crew

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       I'm standing on the landing

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       there's no one there but me             that's where you'll find me

    Gm                                     C
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       looking out on the deep blue sea

    Dsus
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G:--2--------------|
D:--0--------------|
A:-----------------|
E:-----------------|
Quote by CornLord
Derigiberble would win in a fight against any UGer, n00b or not, just because most people on the site can't help but love him/her.


Get, Get, Get, Get, Get Out And Push.
#17


I like that picture.

Don't want to be an actor pretending on the stage
Don't want to be a writer with my thoughts out on the page
Don't want to be a painter 'cause everyone comes to look
Don't want to be anything where my life's an open book

Phish - Waste
#19
That picture just so happens to be my display picture on msn
Quote by CornLord
Derigiberble would win in a fight against any UGer, n00b or not, just because most people on the site can't help but love him/her.


Get, Get, Get, Get, Get Out And Push.
#20
dude, thats pretty sweet. a substitute teacher in my school was a roadie for aerosmith. he still seems like a pothead.
#21
Those are some cool stories, I just am getting into Rory Gallagher.
Please help me by reviewing my lyrics