OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR MURRAY LERNER CHATS UP HIS RORY GALLAGHER & TASTE ISLE OF WIGHT RELEASE
This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, SEPT. 1st @ 7pm!
TOPIC: “WHAT’S GOING ON – TASTE LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970″
GUEST: Academy Award-Winning filmmaker MURRAY LERNER
This month, Eagle Rock Entertainment released for the first time ever — “WHAT’S GOING ON – TASTE LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970″ — by Academy Award-winning filmmaker MURRAY LERNER; on DVD, Blu-ray, LP, CD, and Digital Formats.
“What’s Going On – TASTE Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival tells the story of Ireland’s seminal rock band Taste. Formed in Cork, Ireland in 1966 by Rory Gallagher, Taste had a brief but influential career, releasing two studio albums in 1969 and 1970 and disbanding shortly after their legendary appearance at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival.
Most of Murray Lerner’s films have been recognized by major festivals and garnered awards, including “From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China”, which won the Academy Award for “Best Documentary Feature” in 1980.
Lerner’s subjects have included — Isaac Stern, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Donovan, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and The Who. Lerner was also a pioneer of 3-D film technology that is the industry standard today and was the first to use computer animation, blue screen and other groundbreaking special effects.
How important of an influence was Rory Gallagher?
How much impact did the Irish kid from Cork have on rock ‘n’ blues music?
Here’s a little information about the artist — who has long been one of show host Tom Lounges’ favorite guitarists.
In 2010, Gallagher was ranked No. 42 on Gibson.com’s list of their “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.” Gallagher was also listed on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” where he ranked at 57th place.
In April 2014, Eric Clapton credited Gallagher with “‘getting me back into the blues”. The Rolling Stones originally wanted Gallagher to replace Mick Taylor instead of Ronnie Wood, and when Jimi Hendrix was asked how it felt to be the world’s greatest guitarist, he is reported to have said — “I don’t know, go ask Rory Gallagher’.”
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