He talked Michael Crowley into extending the credit payments – it was hire purchase in those days – and that my mother had signed that original agreement.
Donal Gallagher has been talking to Hot Press following the closure of the Cork music shop where his brother Rory picked up his famous guitar.
Crowley's Music Centre on Mac Curtain Street closed its doors last weekend after 87 years.
The ceremony ended with a tribute, which was delivered by Niall Stokes, editor of Hot Press.
As a special remembrance of Rory, on the 10th anniversary of his death, we reproduce here the full text of that tribute.
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"That Strat was a little star in its own right, one of the first imports into Ireland back then.
It had been imported for Jim Conlan, the lead guitarist in the Royal Showband.
Donal Gallagher, Rory's brother, manager and keeper of the flame, has spoken of his sadness at the shop's closing and recalled the very moment when Rory bought his famous 1961 Fender Strat.