The Irish guitar ace would have been 70 in March

To celebrate what would have been Rory Gallagher‘s 70th birthday on March 2, UMC are reissuing the Irish guitarist’s entire solo catalogue.

The following remastered Rory Gallagher albums will be available from March 16 on CD and 180g vinyl (except where indicated):

Against The Grain
BBC Sessions (2CD only)
Blueprint
Calling Card
Defender
Deuce
Fresh Evidence
Irish Tour ’74 (1CD/2LP)
Jinx
Live In Europe
Notes From San Francisco (2CD/1LP)
Photo Finish
Rory Gallagher
Stage Struck
Tattoo
Top Priority
Wheels Within Wheels (vinyl coming soon)

To mark Gallagher’s birthday, a plaque is to be unveiled at Cork Institute of Technology to commemorate his last ever Irish concert, which took place there about 18 months before his death in June 1995. There will also be a series of events at the Rory Gallagher Music Library in Cork.

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