It was his solo career that brought him to my attention. I was never a great fan of Thin Lizzy. I saw a promo video for his 1990 album Still Got The Blues on some music programme, the video featured him with the great Albert Collins playing Too Tired. From that moment, he joined my collection of music. Of course, in those days it was as a cassette tape, although later I bought the CD.
My last memory of Moore was a clip on another TV programme. He was appearing at a rock festival in 1994 with former Cream members Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce. They played City of Gold and I had fortunately made a video tape of the show. Later I made an audio tape from the video so I could listen to this brilliant track in the car.
That audio tape lies with several hundred others packed away in cardboad boxes. I can see me trying to find it during the course of today. And you all know that it will be found in the very last box I look in.
Anyway, sad news.