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Classic Rock honours Rory Gallagher

1 of 1 Rory Gallagher - Posthumously honoured for inspiring a new generation, pushing boundaries and much more
Rory Gallagher - Posthumously honoured for inspiring a new generation, pushing boundaries and much more

Guitar great Rory Gallagher has been posthumously honoured with the Tommy Vance Inspiration Award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards in London.

Classic Rock magazine said: "The ability to inspire a new generation is a genuinely special trait. To be an inspirational figure you must not only be mercurially talented, but also a boundary-pusher, someone who breaks down walls and refuses to let their creativity be stifled."

Accepting the award, Rory Gallagher's brother Dónal said: "Ideally, I would want my brother here to collect the award in person, but I am very grateful to all who fly the Rory flag - this is one for the fans."

The new Rory Gallagher box set, Kickback City, has just been released.

Read the RTÉ TEN review at: www.rte.ie/ten/reviews/music/2013/1113/486442-rory-gallagher-kickback-city/ and watch out for an interview with Dónal Gallagher on RTÉ TEN in the coming weeks.

Dónal Gallagher

Dónal Gallagher: "I am very grateful to all who fly the Rory flag - this is one for the fans"

Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2013:
Best New Band: The Temperance Movement

Reissue of the Year: Fleetwood Mac, Rumours 35th Anniversary Edition

Film of the Year: Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day

Album of the Year: Black Sabbath, 13

Band of the Year: The Rolling Stones

Breakthrough: The Virginmarys

Spirit of Prog: Alex Lifeson of Rush

Event of the Year: Black Sabbath hits No1 after 43 years

Innovator: Wilko Johnson

Musicians' Union Maestro: James Dean Bradfield, Manic Street Preachers

Classic Album: Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton by John Mayall

Showman: The Darkness

Outstanding Contribution: Mott the Hoople

Metal Guru: Zakk Wylde

VIP: Shep Gordon

Living Legends: Black Sabbath

Tommy Vance Inspiration: Rory Gallagher

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