The Best Of Rory Gallagher
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This photo was taken by Govert de Roos backstage at the Turfschip venue in Breda Netherlands March 1976. Below is the story of the shoot from Govert. Guitars are Rory’s live rig from the time, in the shot from L to R are: 1932 National Triolian Resonator, 1921 Martin Mandolin, 1961 Fender Stratocaster, 1959 Fender Esquire and 1968 Martin D35.
"Rory did a couple of shows in Holland in March 1976. First time I met him was at the Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam on March 21st to make some portraits. We hit it off pretty well so I decided to shoot some pictures at his live show in The Hague on March 23. After the gig I asked him if we could do a another shoot in my studio with all his guitars. I was really impressed by his collection he brought along on tour. Due to time schedule and logistics it wasn't possible but he invited me to come to another show. So on March 26 1976 I built up a little studio backstage at the Turfschip Venue in Breda (Netherlands) where we did this 'guitar shoot' prior to his show. The dog in that picture was from a guy from the record company who was walking around and just being very curious. He started sitting there and I started shooting. Rory loved that interaction and there's also a picture with that the dog on his lap. I spent the whole week with Rory, saw three shows and remember him as a nice and sweet guy. And most of all enormously talented. I'm glad and very proud that this picture was selected to be on the cover of this amazing set. Enjoy!.”