- Hardly a day goes by without me sticking on a Muddy Waters record.
- Roberts, David (1998). Guinness Rockopedia (1st ed.). London: Guinness Publishing Ltd.. pp. 168-169. ISBN 0-85112-072-5.
- One of the things that was crucial for me I got from Rory Gallagher, which was the idea of, like, being a guitar player for life and living it.
- Johnny Marr (The Smiths), UK Guitarist 265: The Rory Gallagher Story, BBC Radio 2
- Rory's death really upset me. I heard about it just before we went on stage, and it put a damper on the evening. I can't say I knew him that well, but I remember meeting him in our offices once, and we spent an hour talking. He was such a nice guy and a great player.
- So these couple of kids come up, who's me and my mate, and say 'How do you get your sound Mr. Gallagher?' and he sits and tells us. So I owe Rory Gallagher my sound.
- Brian May (Queen Band), UK Guitarist 265: The Rory Gallagher Story, BBC Radio 2
- Rory's death is a tragic loss of a great musician and a very good friend...
- Van Morrison, UK Guitarist 265: The Rory Gallagher Story, BBC Radio 2
- The man who got me back into the blues.
- Eric Clapton, UK Guitarist 265: The Rory Gallagher Story, BBC Radio 2
- An uncompromisingly serious musician.