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Originally published in Deuce Quarterly
August 1st, 1985

This questionnaire was posted in Issue 37 of Deuce Quarterly of August 1985, from a tour in Japan. Rory filled in the blanks to some "What are you favorites" type of questions. It was a little hard to read after scanning, so it's typed below.Copies of the scans are beneath

 

Real Name: Rory William Gallagher

Instrument: Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster for Electric Martin D-35 and National for Acoustic Martin OM Model Mandolin.

Amplifier, Other Device, Equipment: Fender Concert Amp and Fender Bassman Amp, Hawk Tone Booster. I also use an Oberheimer Studio Aamp.

Birth Date & Birthplace: 2 March, Ballyshannon, Ireland

Height & Weight: 11 Stone

Colour of Hair & Eyes: Dark brown, blue (eyes!)

Hobbies: Reading, drawing & the cinema

Music Which Influenced You Most: Blues is my main influence, but I'm also very fond of most other styles - Rock & Roll, Folk & Jazz

Manchester International Club 1987

taken by John Wainwright

 

Musicians Which Iinfluenced You Most: When I started playing guitar Lonnie Donegan, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and later, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy Band.

Favorite Muscians: Bob Dylan, Ornette Colman, Doc Watson, John Hamond, Blind Boy Fuller, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin' Wolf

Favorite Groups: Stones, The Band

Favorite Albums: Blond On Blond (Dylan), Born To Run (Springsteen), Birthday Blues (Bert Jansch)

Music & Types of Music You Hate: Bubble gum!

Favorite Magazine: Guitar Player

Manchester International Club 1987

taken by John Wainwright

 

Favorite Novelist: Patricia Highsmith

Favorite Actress: Romy Schneider

Favorite Car: Packard

Favorite Food & Drink: Mexican

Country Do You Love Best? I try to enjoy which ever country I happen to be in.

Your Advice to Young Japanese Musicians: It's old advice: practice! Try to play in public as much as possible and play with other musicians informally.

Your Dream: To write a screenplay

Message to Your Fans in Japan: We are very happy to be back for the third time in Japan. We hope you enjoy the concerts and the new album to be released early next year.

This questionnaire was posted in Issue 37 of Deuce Quarterly of August 1985, from a tour in Japan. Rory filled in the blanks to some "What are you favorites" type of questions. It was a little hard to read after scanning, so it's typed below.Copies of the scans are beneath

REAL NAME
RORY WILLIAM GALLAGHER

INSTRUMENT
FENDER STRATOCASTER, TELECASTER FOR ELECTRIC  MARTIN D-35 AND NATIONAL FOR ACOUSTIC MARTIN OM MODEL MANDOLIN

AMPLIFIER, OTHER DEVICE, EQUIPMENT
FENDER CONCERT AMP AND FENDER BASSMAN AMP, HAWK TONE BOOSTER
I ALSO USE AN OBERHEIMER STUDIO AMP

BIRTH DATE & BIRTHPLACE
2 MARCH, BALLYSHANNON, IRELAND

HEIGHT & WEIGHT
 11 STONE

COLOUR OF HAIR & EYES
DARK  BROWN   BLUE (eyes!)

HOBBIES
READING, DRAWING & THE CINEMA

MUSIC WHICH INFLUENCED YOU MOST
BLUES IS MY MAIN INFLUENCE, BUT I'M ALSO VERY FOND OF MOST OTHERSTYLES - ROCK & ROLL, FOLK &  JAZZ

Manchester International Club 1987
                                              taken by John Wainwright

MUSICIANS WHICH INFLUENCED YOU MOST
WHEN I STARTED PLAYING GUITAR LONNIE DONEGAN, ELVIS PRESLEY, BUDDY
HOLLY AND LATER, MUDDY WATERS, JUNIOR WELLS, BUDDY GUY BAND

FAVORITE MUSICIANS
BOB DYLAN, ORNETTE COLMAN, DOC WATSON, JOHN HAMOND, BLIND BOY FULLER, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, HOWLIN' WOLF

FAVORITE GROUPS
STONES, THE BAND

FAVORITE ALBUMS
BLOND ON BLOND (DYLAN), BORN TO RUN (SPRINGSTEEN),
BIRTHDAY BLUES  (BERT JANSCH)

MUSIC & TYPES OF MUSIC YOU HATE
BUBBLE GUM!

FAVORITE MAGAZINE
GUITAR PLAYER

Manchester International Club 1987
                                                                                                           taken by John Wainwright

FAVORITE NOVELIST
 PATRICIA HIGHSMITH

FAVORITE ACTRESS
ROMY SCHNEIDER

FAVORITE CAR
PACKARD

FAVORITE FOOD & DRINK
MEXICAN

COUNTRY DO YOU LOVE BEST?
 I TRY TO ENJOY WHICH EVER COUNTRY I HAPPEN TO BE IN

YOUR ADVISE TO YOUNG JAPANESE MUSICIANS
IT'S OLD ADVISE: PRACTICE! TRY TO PLAY IN PUBLIC AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND
PLAY WITH OTHER MUSICIANS INFORMALLY

YOUR DREAM
TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY

MESSAGE TO YOUR FANS IN JAPAN
WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO BE BACK FOR THE THIRD TIME IN JAPAN. WE HOPE YOU
ENJOY THE CONCERTS AND THE NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED EARLY NEXT YEAR

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