Published Wednesday, 04 April 2012
He was attending the launch of an exhibition of memorabilia belonging to the Thin Lizzy star at the Oh Yeah Centre on Wednesday night.
"It's nice to see him remembered the way he should be," Mr Moore told UTV. "He should be remembered forever."
Gary Moore was a teenage prodigy whose genius on the guitar won him international acclaim.
The world will remember Gary Moore as a musician, except the people who met him - they will remember him as a person.
He died suddenly in 2011 but now - on what would have been his 60th birthday - Belfast's Oh Yeah Centre honoured him as a local legend.
His father continued: "He was the best guitarist in the world. Anybody who knows a bit about music will agree with that, and he was really good as a person.
"We were very proud of him, the family all thought the world of him."
The family has now donated some of his personal items to the centre.
These include a Les Paul guitar, his famous barbed wire suit and a brick of the Maritime Hotel where he had played as a young man.
Gary Moore was a musician who crossed back and forth from rock and blues, from solo gigging to bands, and performed with the likes of George Harrison and BB King.
He left his home in East Bread Street when he was just 16 to pursue his dream of becoming a musician, now four decades on his legacy endures in the city where he first fell in love with music.
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