Good old Rory we lost him far to young at 47 in 1995 although Rory at 70 and still hammering out high energy versions of Bullfrog Blues or Messing With The Kid is a bit hard to imagine somehow?.Against The Grain Tour.. was as hot & sweaty as this. All you needed to go see Rory was a tartan shirt and a pair of Dunlop Greenflash.
This is 1979..Ted McKenna on the stool and Gerry still thumping that bass.
Ted McKenna ex-SAHB was more of a straight ahead 'rock drummer' than what both Wilgar Campbell & Rod De'Ath had both previously been with Ted being with Rory Gallagher between 1978-1981. The two studio albums Ted played drums on Photo Finish (1978) & Top Priority (1979) plus the live album Stage struck (1980) were more heavier and more rock orientated than Rory's previous blues/rock albums had been from the 1970s.Yeah.. sad that, one gig I'm trying to recall.. Ted McKenna on drums and Andy McKay was on sax.. it was a London gig yonks ago.