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Rory Gallagher

William Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues-rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and bandleader. After forming the band Taste during the late 1960s, Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s. A talented guitarist known for his charismatic performances and dedication to his craft, his albums have sold in excess of 30 million copies worldwide. Gallagher received a liver transplant in 1995, but died of complications later that year in London, England at the age of 47.

Alvin Lee

Alvin Lee (born Graham Barnes) is an English rock guitarist and singer. He began playing guitar at the age of 13, and with Leo Lyons formed the core of the band Ten Years After in 1960. Influenced by his parents' collection of jazz and blues records, it was the advent of rock and roll that sparked his interest, and guitarists such as Chuck Berry and Scotty Moore provided his inspiration.

Al Kooper

Al Kooper (born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt) is an American songwriter, record producer and musician. He is known for organizing Blood, Sweat & Tears, providing studio support for Bob Dylan when he went electric in 1965 and bringing together guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills to record the Super Session album. He has had a successful solo career since then, written music for film soundtracks and has also lectured in musical composition.

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