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Craig Gruber

Very sad to hear of the death of dear Craig earlier this month. He was a nice fellow and a solid player, racking up a good 'pedigree' along the way. There is a rather poignant picture of the 1984 Gary Moore band featuring Craig and Bobby Chouinard that was on Facebook.....sadly I am now the only one still around. A great pity to see these fine musicians passing.

Classic Rock

Quite an interesting article in April's Classic Rock mag about UFO. Nice to read our different 'takes' on events! Bless them!!

neil

hi mate been a long time thanks for chatting to my daughter and will try to meet up soon
big-t

Guitar sale!

Hi everyone!

I have decided to sell a couple of my guitars, ones that were recent purchases and that will no longer be needed for obvious and very sad reasons. I am (for those that may worry!) keeping the 'special' ones, my black Les Paul and the Gretch White Falcon Gary gave me as a present last year, but there is no reason to hold on to anything else.

I will post more details soon with some pictures. Any interested parties can contact me through the site once I have sorted it all out.

Gary Moore

I have written a tribute to Gary which I hope you will read. It will in time be added to.

GARY MOORE - A PERSONAL TRIBUTE

Neil

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Gary Moore

Dear Neil,

my deepest sympathies go to you and Gary's family. Only one person is missing & the whole world is empty. Nothing refills the wide gap the death of a beloved one leave to us. An important piece of my youth is gone. Oh my goodness, Gary opened my door to rockmusic. I was a little girl about 13/14 years (born in 1976) when i first saw the VHS "Emerald Isles - Live in Ireland". I still love it. It's so funny to see Gary and Phill laughing during the interviews. I love Gary's guitar play, the profound lyrics, the irish influences, his warm voice. At most of his music i love his rocksongs.

I was so lucky when i read that he wanted to record a new rock album. Unfortunately i never saw Gary live in concert.......know it is to late. So sad........

Gary Moore

 Neil i would personally like to express my sorrow and to be honest disbelief at the loss of your friend Gary Moore . I have been a huge fan of Gary's since i was 12 years old (im now 42 ) . I must say it left me totally empty , and completely gutted . Words cannot describe what a loss this is to the guitar world . Heaven only knows , what it must be like for yourself as a friend and musical partner . For me Gary Moore was the greatest british guitarist of my generation , and can never be replaced . I simply can't believe it . Im sure everyone else on your website thinks so too .    

ufo , an opportunity missed or the great decline

Hi Neil , i must says its great to see you playing again . Ive seen you on stage with both UFO and Gary Moore over the years , and im looking forward to seeing you onstage in the UK soon . 

A question i would like to ask you is , one thing that has always been levelled at UFO is that they never achieved perhaps what they could have . When you joined the band , was there a feeling that they could have still hit the hights of perhaps AC/DC , RUSH , or IRON MAIDEN , or do you think the band was very much on the decline . I have read Martin Popoff's book , and i have to say its a bit unclear as to who the band hold responsible for perhaps shall we say mis-management .

And here we go................

Back on the 'road', a very bumpy one here as the roads are somewhat unpredictable. We are receiving a very warm response from the Ukraine concert go'ers and they have responded well to the old and new material. Only Odessa to go then on to Russia! I must wrap up!

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Ukraine/Russia

This seems to be approaching fast now! I look forward to playing for Gary's fans in this new part of the world for me and am staggered by the distances involved.......what an adventure to be sure!

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