On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.
On January 23, 2016, James Stewart Bain died aged 68. He was musician (bass, guitar, keyboards), vocalist and songwriter, performed and recorded with Phil Lynott, Wild Horses, Gary Moore, Hear ‘n Aid, Ian Hunter, John Cale and Last in Line, but was best known as member and bass player of Rainbow and Dio.
On January 19, 2019, Edward McKenna died aged 68. He was musician (drums), recorded and performed with Rare Breed, Dream Police, Tear Gas, Gary Moore, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, McKenna’ Gold, Rory Gallagher, The Greg Lake Band, The Michael Schenker Group. Ian Gillan, Womack & Womack, The Party Boys, Gwyn Ashton, The Paul rose Band, The Rhumboogie Orchestra, and Band of Friends.
On September 30, 1978, “MCA” label released “Back on the Streets”, the debut Gary Moore album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Tsangarides and Gary Moore.
Gary Moore – lead vocals, guitars, guitar synthesizer, mandolin, bass, accordion
Phil Lynott– lead and backing vocals, bass, double bass, acoustic guitar
Don Airey– keyboards, piano, organ
John Mole– bass guitar
Brian Downey– drums, percussion
Simon Phillips– drums, percussion
Chris Tsangarides– engineer
Andrew Warwick, Mark Freguard, Mike Dutton, Mike Hedges, Perry Morgan, Simon Wakefield – assistant engineers
All tracks by Gary Moore and Donna Campbell, except where noted.
On September 22, 2008, “Eagle Records” label released “Bad for You Baby”, the seventeenth and final Gary Moore solo album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Sarm West”, “Sphere Studios” in London, and was produced by Gary Moore.
Gary Moore – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Vic Martin – keyboards
Pete Rees – bass
Sam Kelly – drums
Special guest appearance: Otisand daughter Cassie Taylor
On September 2, 1985, “10” and “Virgin” labels released “Run for Cover”, the fifth Gary Moore studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Marcus Music”, “Eel Pie Studios”, “Sarm East Studios”, “Westside Studios”, Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Andy Johns, Gary Moore, Peter Collins, Beau Hill, and Mike Stone.
Gary Moore– lead and backing vocals
Glenn Hughes– lead vocals, bass guitar
Phil Lynott– lead, co-lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
Andy Richards– keyboards
Neil Carter– keyboards, backing vocals
Don Airey– keyboards
Bob Daisley– bass guitar
Gary Ferguson – drums
Charlie Morgan– drums, electronic drums
Paul Thompson– drums
James “Jimbo” Barton – sampled drums
Tony Platt– engineer, mixing
Mike Stone– mixing
Stephen BenBen – engineer
James “Jimbo” Barton – engineer, mixing assistant
Stuart Breed – assistant engineer
Mark Saunders– assistant engineer
All tracks by Gary Moore, except where noted.
Run for Cover
Reach for the Sky
Military Man – Phil Lynott, Laurence Archer, Mark Stanway
On August 26, 2002, “Sanctuary” label released the self-titled, debut Scars album (not to be confused with the Edinburgh post-punk group called Scars). It was recorded in 2002, at “Sarm West Studios” and “Music Bank’s Waterloo Sunset Studios” in London, “Sarm Hook End” in Reading, Berkshire, “Parkgate Studios” in Battle, East Sussex, and was produced by Chris Tsangarides and Gary Moore.
Gary Moore– vocals, guitars, mixing
Cass Lewis– bass guitar, backing vocals
Darrin Mooney– drums
Chris Tsangarides– engineer, mixing
Tim Hole, Dan Turner, Drew Roberts, Matt Crawford – assistant engineers
Ian Cooper – mastering
All tracks by Gary Moore, except where noted.
When the Sun Goes Down – Gary Moore, Cass Lewis, Darrin Mooney
Rectify – Gary Moore, Cass Lewis, Darrin Mooney
Wasn’t Born in Chicago
Stand Up – Gary Moore, Cass Lewis, Darrin Mooney
Just Can’t Let You Go
My Baby (She’s So Good to Me)
World of Confusion
Ball and Chain – Gary Moore, Cass Lewis, Darrin Mooney
On August 9, 2020, Martin Birch died aged 71. He was a music producer and sound engineer, worked with numerous musicians and bands including Jeff Beck, Peter Green, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, The Groundhogs, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, Rainbow, Toad, Black Sabbath, Skid Row, Stackridge, Faces, Flash, Blue Öyster Cult, Iron Maiden, Silverhead, Gary Moore, Wayne County & the Electric Chairs, Roger Glover, Cozy Powell, and Michael Schenker Group.