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Gary Moore Gravesite Travesty

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by hifibass, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. hifibass

    hifibass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
    I NEED A "SOAP BOX"(!) but, I realize that our respected hosts won't normally allow this, but I'd like my musician friends to help me, with them, possibly correct a major wrong.

    It's been almost two years now that Gary Moore died. I for one, learned more about Metal, Fusion, Blues, Celtic/Folk, and what it all means... from Gary.

    Cut to the Chase..... two years on and his grave has a simple cross (like a surf 300 years ago), no headstone nor memorial, in a quaint graveyard in Bristol, UK. His website is still selling ALL things Gary Moore, but no one seems to be willing to even mark his grave with the profits.

    I'd be willing to set up a Non-Profit fund, managed by a major bank (NOT ME!), to insure that this wrong is righted. February 6th is the second anniversary of Gary's death, please help fix this by next year.

    If I'm wrong in my facts, please show me the results. KWS
  2. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Maybe that was his wish?
  3. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Yamaha, Fender, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc!

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    What does Gary Moore have to do with basses?
  4. I have no doubt that some would see this as a reasonable question but personally I sincerely hope you´re trolling.:rollno:
  5. "Gary Moore left an estate worth over £2m, according to probate records"
    -Belfast Telegraph 4 April 2011

    I would assume that Mr. Moore's grave marker is what he or his family deemed appropriate rather than a terrible injustice.
  6. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Yamaha, Fender, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc!

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    This is a completely legitimate question - this is the basses forum, not the bassists (or since Gary Moore was primarily a guitarist, miscellaneous), and this probably does not belong here.
  7. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Moved to Miscellaneous.
  8. An estate worth that much!? If the family or his will did not specify a particular grave stone, then that's enough for me.

    Personally, I would not want strangers adjusting my loved one's gravesite, even to add their personally desired improvements.

    And going out on a limb... Who knows? Maybe the cross is temporary and the will did specify an order of some massive, elaborate grave stone that's taking several months/years to complete.
  9. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    You're heart is in the right place hifibass.
  10. peteybass

    peteybass Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2008
    Roseville, CA
    I agree, great intentions and goodbye troller...
  11. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Estates can also be tied up for long periods of time due to litigation. Maybe that is what's going on here.
  12. It's nice to see he had such an influence on you, as he did millions of others. However I agree with the other posters, his burial is a private family matter.

    How about a memorial in some other form that many mor epeople can appreciate? Like
    -Petition your council (or one in a locality appropriate to Gary) to re-name a street or plaza "Parisienne Walkway" or something
    - A permanent display in a major arts centre, opera house or other civic facility
    - A plaque in the street where he was born
    - Name a bar after him
    - Write a book about him
    - Build a website about his life and music

    There's a load of more meaningful and accessible ways to celebrate the life of someone you admire than sticking a more expensive rock in a field full of dead people. Graveyards are a dead end. Use some lateral thinking and Im sure you'll come up with something good.
  13. aprod

    aprod Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    This is a family matter and not your business. I loved Gary Moore and agree a more fan friendly memorial would be appropriate but it's not our call.
  14. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    This article says it's coming. Also says it's in Saltdean (never heard of it), not Bristol.

    A lot of people here in the UK don't get a memorial stone at all - there isn't the space.
  15. hifibass

    hifibass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
    Thank you all. I didn't expect it to go this way but my intent was to honor a great musician and mentor. That has been accomplished and hopefully those in charge with his estate will do what they've always stated from the very beginning.

    If not, I and you, because of this, know where to pay our respects should you desire.

  16. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    And what does this have to do with miscellaneous? :D
  17. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    Frank Zappa wanted an unmarked grave and his family honored that request.

    Just sayin'...even at the end some like to keep it simple.
  18. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    That's what I was thinking!
  19. dtripoli

    dtripoli SUSPENDED

    You bet he does...
    Here he is on 3 of his many albums:
    Run for Cover 1985
    Gary Moore - guitar, lead vocals (all songs), bass guitar ("Run for Cover")
    A Different Beat 1999
    Gary Moore – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
    Back to the Blues 2001
    Gary Moore - guitar, vocals, bass arrangement
    Not to mention Phil Lyncott played on his early album

    That's 3 more hit albums than me and I firmly call myself a bassist...with a streak of gui**** in me.
  20. Perhaps a simple request to move the sub-forum would have been better.