Thursday, October 4: Tig's Rock Birthdays

Happy Birthday today (Oct. 4) to drummer Gil Moore of Triumph. He's 65.

Gil Moore is best known for his time with Canadian rock band Triumph, where he was drummer and vocaliist (sharing vocal duties with Rik Emmett). The band formed out of Toronto in 1975 and were a popular hard rock power trio throughout the late 1970/s and 1980's . Lineup featured Moore on drums and vocals, Rik Emmett on guitar and vocals, and Mike Levine on bass and keyboards. In 1979 the band released Just A Game which featured the singles “Hold On” and “Lay It on the Line”. 1981’s Allied Forces and 1983’s Never Surrender would go gold in the U.S. with Allied Forces eventually going platinum. The album featured hit singles “Magic Power” and “Fight the Good Fight”. The band dissolved in 1993 and reunited in 2008 for their Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction.

What's Gil Moore up to in 2018? He runs the Metalworks Studios (Canada's largest recording studio). The studio has recorded such rock artists over the years as Rush, Guns N' Roses, and Aerosmith. Cheers to Gil Moore on his birthday today!



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