GARY MOORE exhibition opens in Belfast Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:02
The first phase of an exhibition devoted to the late GARY MOORE opens in his native Belfast this week.


The exhibition, at the city's Oh Yeah centre, officially opens on what would have been Moore's 60th birthday - this Wednesday, April 4.  It opens to the public the following day.


Curate by Stuart Bailie - a former editor of NME - the exhibition features a host of personal memorabilia donated by the guitarist's family.  It includes:


  • Moore's black 'quilted' Gibson Les Paul guitar;
  • A suit, shirt and shoes, specially commissioned by the tailor Gresham Blake for an Amnesty International event;
  • Gold albums, framed magazine covers, signed photos, tour passes, posters and flyers;
  • A brass plaque to mark a sold out Hammersmith Odeon show in 2001;
  • A mounted brick from Belfast's famous Maritime Hotel, where Moore played some of his first gigs as a teenager, presented to him by the Belfast Blues Society when the building was demolished;


    plus many more effects.


Moore, acclaimed for his prodigious solo work as well as his terms with the likes of Skid Row (the original Dublin version from the late 1960s), Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, The Travelling Wilburys, BB King and George Harrison, was born in Belfast on April 4 1952, and died while on holiday in Spain on February 6 last year.


The exhibition, which is free and will remain open until the end of June, is the first of a series of events being planned by the Oh Yeah centre to mark the legendary guitarist's life and achievements.


For more information on the exhibition, opening hours and so on, visit