Stretch used to sit around at Christmas time in my humble family home as Mama-Stretch told us to be quiet, coz it was her time of night and Big Daddy Stretch would use my head as a target for his large amouunt of tennis balls. Usually in between Christmas and the new year, RTÉ, Irlanda’s national disgrace of a broadcaster would redeem themselves by showing this Rory Gallagher gig, live from Cork Opera House, I think. Anyway, it’s genius and proves some good things happen in Cork.
Jimi Hendrix was onced asked “What’s it like being the greatest living guitarist?”
Hendrix replied: “I dunno, ask Rory Gallagher.”
What a nice man? Wonder what happened to him?