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Thin Lizzy circa 1976 - Brian Downey, Brian Robertson, Phil Lynott, and Scott Gorham.
Background information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genre(s) Hard rock, Heavy metal
Years active 1969—1984, 1986, 1991, 1993-1994, 1996—2001, 2004—present,
Associated
acts
Skid Row
Gary Moore
Grand Slam
Whitesnake
Website Official website
Members
John Sykes
Scott Gorham
Marco Mendoza
Tommy Aldridge
Former members
Phil Lynott
Brian Downey
Eric Bell
Brian Robertson
Gary Moore
Snowy White
Darren Wharton
Randy Gregg
Michael Lee

Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. The band was originally led by bassist, songwriter and singer Phil Lynott. They are best known for their songs "Whiskey in the Jar", 1976 songs "Jailbreak" and "The Boys Are Back in Town" as well as their 1977 song "Bad Reputation", all major international hits still played regularly on hard rock and classic rock radio stations. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Thinlizzy1976. ... Brian Downey (born 27 January 1951, in Dublin, Ireland), is an Irish drummer. ... Brian Robbo Robertson Brian Robertson is a Scottish guitarist and former member of Thin Lizzy and Motörhead. ... Philip Parris Lynott (August 20, 1949–January 4, 1986) was an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of Thin Lizzy. ... Scott Gorham was the co-lead guitarist in the rock band Thin Lizzy from Eric Bells departure and Gary Moores temporary stint in 1974 until its breakup in 1983. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Skid Row was a Dublin band of the late 1960s and early 1970s fronted by Brendan Brush Shiels. ... For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... Grand Slam or Phil Lynotts Grand Slam are a rock band, formed in 1984 as the brainchild of ex-Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott. ... Whitesnake is an English hard rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). ... John Sykes, born July 29, 1959 in Reading, England, is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist in the United Kingdom who has played in bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Blue Murder and his solo project John Sykes. ... Scott Gorham was the co-lead guitarist in the rock band Thin Lizzy from Eric Bells departure and Gary Moores temporary stint in 1974 until its breakup in 1983. ... Marco Mendoza started in the John Sykes band Blue Murder, from 1991 until 1993. ... Tommy Aldridge (born on August 15, 1950, in Jackson, Mississippi), is a veteran heavy metal and hard rock drummer who has pioneered double bass drumming. ... Philip Parris Lynott (August 20, 1949–January 4, 1986) was an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of Thin Lizzy. ... Brian Downey (born 27 January 1951, in Dublin, Ireland), is an Irish drummer. ... Eric Bell is a musician born in 1947 and was the lead guitarist for Thin Lizzy See also Eric Temple Bell, mathematician. ... Brian Robbo Robertson Brian Robertson is a Scottish guitarist and former member of Thin Lizzy and Motörhead. ... For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... Snowy White (born Terence Charles White, 3 March 1948, in Barnstaple, Devon) is an English guitarist, mostly known for having played for Thin Lizzy (permanent member from 1979 to 1981) and for Pink Floyd (as a back-up player; he was first invited to join the band through Europe and... Darren Wharton is a British keyboard player/singer/songwriter/ born December 25th 1962. ... Bass player for the groups Angel (band) and Garlic (band). ... Michael Lee is a drummer who toured with former Led Zeppelin musicians Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Philip Parris Lynott (August 20, 1949–January 4, 1986) was an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of Thin Lizzy. ... Whiskey In The Jar is a song and a single off of heavy metal group Metallicas studio album Garage Inc. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jailbreak was a song appearing on Thin Lizzys album, Jailbreak. ... The Boys Are Back in Town is a single from the hard rock/proto-metal band Thin Lizzy. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Bad Reputation is the eighth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1977. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ...


Critic for allmusic.com John Dugan has wrote that "As the band's creative force, Lynott was a more insightful and intelligent writer than many of his ilk, preferring slice-of-life working-class dramas of love and hate influenced by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, and virtually all of the Irish literary tradition."[1] Van Morrison was a major influence as revealed in an interview with Phil Lynott in the movie Thin Lizzy the Rocker: A Portrait of Phillip Lynott. American groups Little Feat and Bob Seger also influenced Lizzy.[2] Their music covered much territory (including hints of country and traditional folk music), but is generally classified as traditional hard rock or heavy metal.[3] The All Music Guide (AMG) is a large, comprehensive and high quality metadata database about music. ... Statue of a coal miner in Charleston, WV, USA. Working class is a term used in academic sociology and in ordinary conversation. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... Irish writing of 8th century For a comparatively small country, Ireland has made a disproportionate contribution to world literature in all its branches. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... ...and then I met Lowell George. ... Robert Clark Seger (born May 5, 1945) is a Rock and Roll singer, songwriter, and musician from Michigan. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ...


Though others had earlier used similar techniques, Thin Lizzy is widely recognised as one of the first hard rock bands to employ double lead guitar harmony (the twin guitar clash) - a technique pioneered by Wishbone Ash in the UK, whilst independently in the USA by Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band. This style was later refined and popularised by bands of the emerging New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden especially. The latter group in particular has praised Thin Lizzy extensively and even covered the song "Massacre" from Lizzy's popular Live and Dangerous album. Examples of this dual guitar harmony technique include "The Boys Are Back in Town" and "Cowboy Song" from Jailbreak. Brian Robertson's unconventional use of the wah-pedal as an extension of the instrument during soloing rather than as a purely rhythmic effect, as described in the Total Accuracy video "Still in Love with the Blues" (featuring Brian Robertson & Stuart Bull), is a distinctive and influential sound. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced lĕh-nérd skin-nérd) (or IPA pronunciation: ) is an iconic U.S. Southern rock band. ... The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia, labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the principal architects of Southern rock. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... This article is about the band. ... Live and Dangerous is a live double album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1978. ... The Boys Are Back in Town is a single from the hard rock/proto-metal band Thin Lizzy. ... Jailbreak is the sixth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1976. ... Brian Robbo Robertson Brian Robertson is a Scottish guitarist and former member of Thin Lizzy and Motörhead. ... Brian Robbo Robertson Brian Robertson is a Scottish guitarist and former member of Thin Lizzy and Motörhead. ...


Lynott is one of the few black men to achieve significant success in hard rock. As well as being a multiracial band, members were drawn from both sides of the Irish border and from both Catholic and Protestant communities. Hard Rock redirects here. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...


Thin Lizzy was ranked #51 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division...

Contents

History

With Phil Lynott (1969-1983)

The group was founded in late 1969 in Dublin, Ireland, by Lynott, guitarist Eric Bell, electric organist Eric Wrixon and drummer Brian Downey. Wrixon was gone by early 1970, and tiring of the limited possibilities in Dublin, the group relocated to London in 1971. This article is about the city in Ireland. ... Eric Wrixon (born in 1947, in Belfast, Antrim) is a musician from Northern Ireland. ...


Signing a contract with Decca Records, Thin Lizzy's first hit came in 1973, with "Whiskey in the Jar", a version of a traditional Irish song. It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... Whiskey In The Jar is a song and a single off of heavy metal group Metallicas studio album Garage Inc. ...


However, the group initially had problems matching the success of "Whiskey...", and after a disastrous gig, where a drunken Bell walked offstage, leaving Lynott and Downey alone onstage, Bell left the group by mutual consent. His immediate replacement was Lynott's former Skid Row band mate and guitarist Gary Moore who stayed long enough to record a number of tracks including the single 'Little Darlin' and 'Still In Love With You' (which he co wrote but wasn't credited, although towards the end of his life, after Lizzy's breakup, Lynott was always the first to confirm that 'Still In Love With You' was "Gary's Song") and securing a new record deal with Phonogram Records. After this Lynott and Downey regrouped, recruiting Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson as guitarists to make what was arguably the classic (and most successful commercially) Thin Lizzy lineup. For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ...


Fighting (1975) was their first album success, however the following album, Jailbreak, was a smash hit thanks to the singles "Jailbreak" and "The Boys Are Back in Town", their most successful and remembered songs. Fighting is the fifth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1975. ... Jailbreak is the sixth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1976. ... Jailbreak was a song appearing on Thin Lizzys album, Jailbreak. ... The Boys Are Back in Town is a single from the hard rock/proto-metal band Thin Lizzy. ...


Robertson quit the group in 1978, and was replaced by Gary Moore, then a succession of guitarists (including Midge Ure at one stage), though the group was sometimes reduced to the core trio of Lynott, Gorham and Downey. For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... Midge Ure OBE (born James Ure on October 10, 1953 in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a rock and roll guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Scotland, who had particular success in the 1970s and 1980s. ...

Thin Lizzy live in Oslo, Norway in 1977
Thin Lizzy live in Oslo, Norway in 1977

During the late 1970s and early 80s, Thin Lizzy played to a rabid fanbase but was unable to break into mainstream markets. Unlike most established rock musicians, Lynott was a vocal supporter of early punk rock; this endeared him to some punk musicians and fans, but many more punks rejected Thin Lizzy as a useless relic. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


Their live shows at this time were no-nonsense, no special effects affairs relying purely on the music and Lynott's rapport with the fans. Encores would feature Lynott seemingly ignoring repeated requests from the crowd for "The Rocker". Eventually, he would say "This is what I want to play... a song called The Rocker" and the band would launch into the crowd favourite. Their critically acclaimed live album Live and Dangerous has been called one of the best examples in the genre of concert recordings, having been voted the best live rock album of all time by readers of Classic Rock (magazine), as reported by the BBC. The Rocker is a song from Thin Lizzys 1973 album Vagabonds of the Western World. In its original form it is over 5 minutes long. ... Live and Dangerous is a live double album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1978. ... Classic Rock is a magazine dedicated to the radio format of classic rock, published by Future Publishing, who are also responsible for its sister publication Metal Hammer. ...


One notable highlight for the band in their latter days was headlining the first ever Slane Castle concert in 1981 - and like all Irish dates, the final encore was a crowd pleasing "Whiskey In the Jar". The supporting lineup that day included Kirsty McColl, Hazel O'Connor and U2. Red Hot Chili Peppers at Slane Castle Slane Concert (often referred as just Slane) is a concert held most years since 1981 in Slane Castle in Slane village, County Meath, in the Republic of Ireland. ... Kirsty MacColl (October 10, 1959 - December 18, 2000), the daughter of folk singer Ewan MacColl and dancer Jean Newlove, was a British pop singer-songwriter, who died tragically while saving her sons life. ... Hazel OConnor (born 16 May 1955 in Coventry, England) is a British singer and actress. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ...


After a farewell tour in 1983, Lynott dissolved Thin Lizzy and focused on his solo career. Lynott continued his solo career, which he had begun while still with the group with the album Solo in Soho, yielding hits in "Dear Miss Lonely Hearts", "King's Call" (featuring Mark Knopfler on guitar), and "Yellow Pearl" (used in the early 80s as the theme tune for the BBC programme Top of the Pops). He also recorded a rock'n'roll medley single in 1983, "We Are The Boys (Who Make All The Noise)" with Roy Wood, Chas Hodges and John Coghlan. Solo in Soho is the first solo album by Philip Lynott, released while he was still in Thin Lizzy. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... Roy Adrian Wood (sometimes erroneously thought to be born as Ulysses Adrian Wood, from a offhand interview comment in the 1960s) (born 8 November 1946 in Birmingham), is a songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. ... Chas Hodges is the piano and guitar playing half of the English music group Chas and Dave. ... John Coghlan in the Seventies ...


Breakup and various reunion projects (1985-1996)

In 1985, Gary Moore and Phil Lynott rekindled their friendship and working relationship. Shortly afterwards they released a single together called "Out in the Fields". With Brian Downey present on drums (he had become a frequent drummer on Moore's solo albums), this single put the early 1974 lineup of Thin Lizzy back together. However, the single was released as "Gary Moore and Phil Lynott", not Thin Lizzy.


Lynott died in January 1986 from heart failure - a result of years of drug abuse. In the Summer of that year, the band reformed for Self Aid. Bob Geldof and Gary Moore both handled most lead vocals, though all of the band did for Whisky in the Jar. This lineup featured Bob Daisley on bass in Lynott's absence, but otherwise featured Thin Lizzy's last lineup - Gorham, Downey and Wharton. Comparison of the perceived harm for various psychoactive drugs from a poll among medical psychiatrists specialized in addiction treatment[1] This article is an overview of the nontherapeutic use of alcohol and drugs of abuse. ... Self Aid was a benefit concert held in Dublin, Ireland on May 17, 1986. ...


After this, the band members did not work together until the recording of the single "Dedication" in 1991, when a rough demo of Lynott's was worked into a finished song to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his death. Modern recording techniques were used to replace the guitar and drum tracks with new work by Brian Downey and Scott Gorham. The song also featured on a greatest hits compilation album, Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy. This is the only post-Lynott studio track to have been published by the band - several previously unheard live tracks have been published though.


Following this, numerous small reunion projects began to appear. In 1993, a lineup featuring Robertson and Downey performed with Bobby Tench on lead vocals, Doish Nagle on guitar and Dough Brookie on bass. They toured Ireland briefly as "An Evening With The Thin Lizzy Band". Another version of Thin Lizzy touring as "A Tribute to Phil Lynott" formed shortly after, in 1994, retaining Downey but also containing Sykes (now also performing lead vocals), Gorham, Wharton and with bass parts played by Marco Mendoza. Marco Mendoza started in the John Sykes band Blue Murder, from 1991 until 1993. ...


Another compilation album called Wild One: The Very Best Of Thin Lizzy was released in 1996. It was supposed to include a new version of the title track, based on master tapes mixing original Lynott performances with new music. However the master tapes disappeared (presumed stolen), and the project was cancelled. The album appeared as a 2 CD set in Japan, with lots of rare/unreleased live recordings and B-sides. Because of this last minute ditching of the new version of "Wild One", the song did not appear on the album at all despite being in the name and having lyrics from it quoted on the back of the album cover.


Reformation (1996-present)

In 1996 latter-day guitarist of Thin Lizzy, John Sykes decided to try and re-assemble Thin Lizzy, presenting the band as a tribute to Phil Lynott's life and work. He decided to take on the role of lead vocals himself in the absence of Lynott, and persuaded Brian Downey and Scott Gorham to return to the fold. To complete the lineup, Marco Mendoza (who played with Sykes in Blue Murder from 1991-1993) filled Lynott's shoes playing bass. Darren Wharton, who had been the band's only official keyboardist, also joined. Lizzy itself had only had a keyboardist as an official member from 1980-1984, but it added to the new Thin Lizzy's credibility nontheless. Blue Murder was the brainchild of guitar virtuoso John Sykes. ...

Thin Lizzy on stage during the Rapture of the Deep tour, NEC, Birmingham, UK , May 2007
Thin Lizzy on stage during the Rapture of the Deep tour, NEC, Birmingham, UK , May 2007

In 1997, Tommy Aldridge filled in on drums when Brian Downey was unable to. He became a full fledged member when Downey left shortly, feeling the group was "too disorganised". This lineup remained stable through to 2000, when the group recorded a live album, One Night Only. The band went on hiatus from 2000 until 2004, with Sykes releasing two solo albums in the gap in between (he would release one more in 2005). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 581 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Thin Lizzy on stage as opening act for Deep Purple, Rapture of the Deep tour, NEC, Birmingham, May 2007 I, the copyright holder of this... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 581 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Thin Lizzy on stage as opening act for Deep Purple, Rapture of the Deep tour, NEC, Birmingham, May 2007 I, the copyright holder of this... The Rapture of the Deep Tour is a two-year long world tour by British rock band Deep Purple that is taking place in support of their latest studio album Rapture of the Deep. ... Atrium entrance 2 at the NEC The interior of a section of the atrium The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is the seventh largest exhibition centre in Europe, located in Solihull, near Birmingham, England. ... This article is about the British city. ... One Night Only is a live album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 2000. ...


Once again in 2004, Thin Lizzy returned. This time, Sykes and Gorham brought in Randy Gregg on bass (formerly of Angel) and Michael Lee on drums (Robert Plant, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Cult). This lineup proved temporary however, with Mendoza returning in 2005, and Aldridge returning in 2007. There are however, no plans for a new album though the band continues to tour. Bass player for the groups Angel (band) and Garlic (band). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Lee may refer to: Michael Lee, an Australian poltician Michael Lee, a Canadian field hockey player Michael Lee, A Korean American Student This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England) is an English rock singer and songwriter, most famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin as the lead vocalist, but also for his successful solo career. ... Echo & the Bunnymen are an English post-punk group, formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... The Cult is an English rock band. ...


Origin of the band name

The origin of the band name was described by Brian Downey in an interview in the 2007 DVD Live and Dangerous: The band's lead guitarist Eric Bell, who was a fan of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, bought a copy of Dandy comic[4] after seeing Eric Clapton depicted reading a copy of its sister publication The Beano on the cover of the 1966 album Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton. Bell suggested Tin Lizzie, the name of a robot character from the comic. Lynott liked the idea, but added an "h" and made the "ie" into "y", which became Thin Lizzy. Live and Dangerous is a live double album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1978. ... For the photographer, see John Jabez Edwin Mayall. ... John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton album cover John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers was a pioneering British blues band that included such luminaries as: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (both later in Cream), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (later all in Fleetwood Mac), Mick Taylor (later in... // The Dandy is a British childrens comic published by D. C. Thomson & Co. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... This March 2007 does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton is a 1966 Electric Blues album by John Mayalls Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton as lead guitarist. ...



One Night in Dublin: A Tribute to Phil Lynott

Main article: One Night in Dublin: A Tribute to Phil Lynott

In 2005, Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy guitarist 1974, 1978-1979) and his band (Jonathan Noyce from Jethro Tull and fellow former-Lizzy member Brian Downey) performed a tribute concert to Phil Lynott in Dublin called "The Boy is Back in Town". It featured a guest performance by Scott Gorham, and others from former Thin Lizzy guitarists Brian Robertson and Eric Bell.[5]. Jonathan Mark Thomas Noyce (born July 15, 1971 in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England) is an English musician. ...


Personnel

Main article: Thin Lizzy band members

A comprehensive list of personnel including all the various reunions for hard rock band Thin Lizzy. ...

Present Lineup (2007-present)

All of this lineup played together from 1997-2001, but with the addition of a keyboard player. John Sykes, born July 29, 1959 in Reading, England, is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist in the United Kingdom who has played in bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Blue Murder and his solo project John Sykes. ... John Sykes, born July 29, 1959 in Reading, England, is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist in the United Kingdom who has played in bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Blue Murder and his solo project John Sykes. ... Scott Gorham was the co-lead guitarist in the rock band Thin Lizzy from Eric Bells departure and Gary Moores temporary stint in 1974 until its breakup in 1983. ... Marco Mendoza started in the John Sykes band Blue Murder, from 1991 until 1993. ... Tommy Aldridge (born on August 15, 1950, in Jackson, Mississippi), is a veteran heavy metal and hard rock drummer who has pioneered double bass drumming. ...


Former members

Original Lynott-era members of the band (1969-1984)

Philip Parris Lynott (August 20, 1949–January 4, 1986) was an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of Thin Lizzy. ... Brian Downey (born January 27, 1951) was the drummer for the band Thin Lizzy, who, along with bassist-vocalist Phil Lynott, made up the core of the bands success as a pioneering hard rock group. ... Eric Wrixon (born in 1947, in Belfast, Antrim) is a musician from Northern Ireland. ... Eric Bell is a musician born in 1947 and was the lead guitarist for Thin Lizzy See also Eric Temple Bell, mathematician. ... For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... Brian Robbo Robertson Brian Robertson is a Scottish guitarist and former member of Thin Lizzy and Motörhead. ... Snowy White (born Terence Charles White, 3 March 1948, in Barnstaple, Devon) is an English guitarist, mostly known for having played for Thin Lizzy (permanent member from 1979 to 1981) and for Pink Floyd (as a back-up player; he was first invited to join the band through Europe and... Darren Wharton is a British keyboard player/singer/songwriter/ born December 25th 1962. ... John Sykes, born July 29, 1959 in Reading, England, is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist in the United Kingdom who has played in bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Blue Murder and his solo project John Sykes. ...

Post-Lynott reunion band members (1986-present)

Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Robert Bob Daisley (born February 13, 1950) is from Sydney, Australia. ... Bass player for the groups Angel (band) and Garlic (band). ... Michael Lee may refer to: Michael Lee, an Australian poltician Michael Lee, a Canadian field hockey player Michael Lee, A Korean American Student This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

Temporary touring members

John Du Canns Dont Be A Dummy. John Du Cann was a guitarist in the 70s band Atomic Rooster, and also stand in guitarist in Thin Lizzy. ... Mark Nauseef (born 1953, in New York City, United States), is a drummer and percussionist, best known for his time as a member of the Ian Gillan Band and, temporarily, Thin Lizzy. ... Midge Ure OBE (born James Ure on October 10, 1953 in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a rock and roll guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Scotland, who had particular success in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Dave Flett (born c. ...

Discography

Studio albums

Thin Lizzy is the first studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1971. ... Shades of a Blue Orphanage is the second studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1972. ... Vagabonds of the Western World is the third studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1973. ... Nightlife is the fourth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music), and produced by Ron Nevison and Philip Lynott. ... Fighting is the fifth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1975. ... Jailbreak is the sixth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1976. ... Johnny the Fox is the seventh studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1976. ... Bad Reputation is the eighth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1977. ... Black Rose: A Rock Legend is the ninth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1979. ... Chinatown is the tenth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1980. ... Renegade was the eleventh studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1981. ... Thunder and Lightning is the twelfth and final studio album by heavy-rock band Thin Lizzy, released in 1983. ...

Live albums

Live and Dangerous is a live double album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1978. ... For other uses, see Life (album). ... Track listing Jailbreak Thunder and Lightning Waiting for an Alibi Are You Ready Baby Please Dont Go A Night in the Life of a Blues Singer The Holy War The Sun Goes Down Emerald The Cowboy Song The Boys Are Back in Town Suicide Rosalie Medley: Rosalie/Dancing in... The Peel Sessions is a album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1994. ... Boys Are Back in Town: Live in Australia is a live album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1999. ... One Night Only is a live album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 2000. ...

Live videography

Live and Dangerous is a live double album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1978. ...

Compilations

  • The Beginning, Vol 12 (Decca, 1974 - Germany)
  • Remembering (Decca, 08/76)
  • Rocker (1971-1974) (London, 1977 - USA)
  • The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans (Decca, 09/79)
  • Profile (Decca, 1979 - Germany)
  • The Japanese Compilation Album (Vertigo, 25/02/80 - Japan)
  • The Adventures of Thin Lizzy (Vertigo, 27/03/81)
  • Lizzy Killers (Vertigo, 1981)
  • Whiskey in the Jar (Decca, 1981 - Germany)
  • Rockers (Decca, 12/81)
  • Thin Lizzy - Der Weisse Serie (Decca, 1982 - Germany)
  • Whiskey in the Jar (Karussell, 1983 - Germany)
  • The Boys Are Back in Town (Pickwick, 11/83)
  • The Collection (Castle, 11/85)
  • Whiskey in the Jar (Pickwick, 04/86)
  • Soldier Of Fortune (Telstar, 11/87)
  • Lizzy Lives (Grand Slamm, 03/89 - USA)
  • Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy (Vertigo, 04/02/91)
  • Wild One: The Very Best Of Thin Lizzy (04/01/96)
  • Whiskey in the Jar (Karussell, Spektrum, Universal, 1996, 1998, 2000)
  • Master Series (Deram, 1998 - Germany)
  • The Boys Are Back in Town (Vertigo, 06/12/00 - Sweden)
  • Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels (Mercury, 07/12/01 - 4CD Box Set)
  • Thin Lizzy Greatest Hits (Universal, 07/06/04)
  • The Definitive Collection (Thin Lizzy) (Island Mercury, 20/06/06)

1. ... The Continuing Saga of the Ageing Orphans is a 1979 compilation album by the rock group Thin Lizzy. ... Adventures of Thin Lizzy is a 1981 compilation album by the rock group Thin Lizzy. ... Whiskey In The Jar is an album by Thin Lizzy. ... Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels is a 4-disc set by Irish Rock group Thin Lizzy. ... Thin Lizzy Greatest Hits is a compilation of Thin Lizzy songs released in 2004 (see 2004 in music) Track listing Disc 1 The Boys Are Back In Town Jailbreak Dont Believe A Word Dancing In The Moonlight (Its Caught Me In Its Spotlight) Rosalie Waiting For An... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...

As Funky Junction

  • Tribute To Deep Purple (Stereo Gold Award, January 1973)
  • In 1972, Bell, Lynott and Downey took part in a recording session for Decca Records for the Tribute to Deep Purple album. Vocals and keyboards were handled by Benny White and Dave Lennox respectively, both from the Dublin band Elmer Fudd. Thin Lizzy were struggling financially at the time and this project was designed to bring in some money. The makeshift group was given the name Funky Junction and a photo of an entirely different band was put on the cover of the album.

Track listing is as follows: It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ...


1. "Fireball" Fireball track listing Fireball (1) No No No (2) Fireball is the opening song of the fireball (album) by the English hard rock band Deep Purple. ...


2. "Dan"


3. "Palamatoon"


4. "Corina"


5. "Black Night" Black Night is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple, first released as a single in 1970, and is now included on the 25th Year Anniversary version of their 1970 album, Deep Purple in Rock. ...


6. "Speed King"


7. "Strange Kind of Woman" Fireball track listing No One Came (7) Strange Kind of Woman (8) Im Alone (9) Strange Kind of Woman is a song by British rock band Deep Purple, and was originally released as a follow up single after Black Night in early 1971, and later appeared on the re...


8. "Rising Sun"


9. "Hush" Hush is a song that was written by Joe South. ...


At the foot of the back sleeve is written: 'Funky Junction - The Sound of Today' An album cover is a cover used to package commercial audio recordings such as the printed cardboard covers that were typically used to package 12 gramophone records from the 1960s through to the 1980s when the 12 record was the major format for distribution of popular music. ...


The vinyl version of the album is quite rare. Chemical structure of the vinyl functional group. ...


Thin Lizzy singles

Their chart peak positions are shown for the following singles in the following territories. Blank spaces indicate either that the single was not released in that territory, or that there is no information available regarding its chart position. Many of these singles were released in other countries, but chart information is not yet available.


Key to chart headings: UK (United Kingdom), US (United States), IRL (Ireland), GER (Germany).

Single UK US IRL GER
"The Farmer" (1970) -
"Whiskey in the Jar" (1972-73) 6 1 7
"Randolph's Tango" (1973) - 14
"The Rocker" (1973) - 11
"Little Darling" (1974) -
"Philomena" (1974) -
"Rosalie" (1975) -
"The Boys Are Back in Town" (1976) 8 12 1
"Jailbreak" (1976) 31
"Cowboy Song" (1976) 77
"Rocky" (1976) -
"Don't Believe A Word" (1976) 12 2
"Dancin' In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me in Its Spotlight)" (1977) 14 4
"Rosalie / Cowgirls' Song" (1978) 20 14
"Waiting For An Alibi" (1979) 9 6
"Do Anything You Want To" (1979) 14 81 25
"Sarah" (1979) 24 26 5
"Chinatown" (1980) 21 12
"Killer On The Loose" (1980) 10 5
"Hey You" (1980) -
"Killers Live E.P." (1981) 19 11
"Trouble Boys" (1981) 53 30
"Hollywood" (1982) 53
"Cold Sweat" (1983) 27 23
"Thunder And Lightning" (1983) 39 22
"The Sun Goes Down" (1983) 52
"Dedication" (1991) 35 2

Whiskey In The Jar is a song and a single off of heavy metal group Metallicas studio album Garage Inc. ... The Rocker is a song from Thin Lizzys 1973 album Vagabonds of the Western World. In its original form it is over 5 minutes long. ... The Boys Are Back in Town is a single from the hard rock/proto-metal band Thin Lizzy. ... Jailbreak was a song appearing on Thin Lizzys album, Jailbreak. ... Poster from the Western Music, directly related to the old English, Scottish, and Irish folk ballads, was originally composed by and about the people settling and working in the American West and western Canada. ...

Notes

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ See Mark Putterford in "Phil Lynott, the Rocker" and Alan Byrne in "Thin Lizzy, Soldiers of Fortune"
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/05/03/153237.php Blog Critics - 3 October 2007

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