Today marks what would've been the 71st birthday of Irish music legend Rory Gallagher.

Rory Gallagher passed away on Jun 14, 1995, at the age of 47 after a short illness. He left behind a discography of some of rock and blues' finest work. Here's just a small sampling of his work.


5. BULLFROG BLUES (Irish Tour '74 Version)

As fine and loud as any honky-tonk rock song you're likely to hear by a Corkman.



Although he's known for his moody, melodic blues, Gallagher was more than capable of making a pop-rock song if he wanted to. Philby's a perfect example of his wide-ranging abilities.



During an interview, Jimi Hendrix was asked what it was like to be the greatest guitarist player in the world. Hendrix replied that they should ask Rory Gallagher instead.


2. TATTOO'D LADY (Live at Montreux '75)

If you ever want to know where The Strypes got their sound from, look no further.


1. AS THE CROW FLIES (Irish Tour '74 Version)

Easily one of our finest exports.