Rolling Stones Mick Taylor for Rory Gallagher Festival
Mick Taylor, regarded as one of the World’s best rock ‘n blues guitarists, formerly of Rolling Stones and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, is among the headline acts appearing at Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal that takes place from Thursday 31st May to Sunday 3rd June 2012.
Mick Taylor played with the Rolling Stones between 1969 and 1975, having in 1969 replaced the founding member of Rolling Stones - Brian Jones. Prior to playing with the Rolling Stones, Taylor was Guitarist with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Its been said by many music critics that Mick Taylor's time with the band was the Golden Era of the Rolling Stones. Ironically after Mick Taylor resigned from the Rolling Stones, the band hunted Rory Gallagher to be his replacement and despite Rory spending a week with the band in Holland, Rory decided that it wasn't for him and moved on with his own career.
Speaking ahead of the Rory Gallagher Festival Mick Taylor said "it’s a great honour for me to be performing in honour of Rory Gallagher in Ireland. I knew Rory very well and have always admired him. He was the gentleman of Rock Blues and one of the greatest performers to grace a stage and for me to be playing his hometown, is indeed very special".
Tickets for the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival are available now via entertainment.ie/tickets
Story by John Balfe | 13:13 | Wednesday 25th April 2012 | Music News
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