I remember going to one of his last gigs on Southsea Common before he had the operation where he caught his infection. My mate had seen him before in concert and I'd always had a couple of albums. So when my mate told me that Rory was about 3/10ths on an album as to what he was live, I doubted him, because most bands I find a disappointment when they play live. They don't play that well, they are often under-rehearsed, and they generally play way too loud anyway. But my mate was right about Rory Gallagher. He was fantastic. The album music literally exploded onto the stage, and we were in that little Southsea marquee tent loving it all. This was where Rory was meant to be along with his music. I've seen a fair few, but he was the best live performer by miles, and it wasn't too loud either. No bullshit, just music. And he took requests, which made it even better.