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A fan group to pay homage to a timeless yet highly underrated band, Thin Lizzy! Invite others to join. Nik "Wolfman" Bloodstörm Group Admin
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2019
John, that sounds like a great interview. I'd love to be able to hear a rebroadcast of it. Last night I watched a live performance of the current line-up at the Download Festival, on the Palladia channel. It sounded great, despite the absence of Phil. Scott Gorham was in top form.
Nik - just thought you might be interested in this (I'm a big Lizzy fan myself!) - I am a regular listener to a BBC Radio 2 programme on Sundays called 'Sounds of the 70s', hosted by Johnny Walker. Today Johnny's guest was Scott Gorham and there was much talk of the band's legendary partying along with the actual music. Scott also talked about the period in the 80s when he made a determined effort and got off his drug dependency, using the same therapist as Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. After he had got clean he put together a solo project in the States and he was keen for his old buddy Phil to hear some of the stuff so he called on him. Scott said he was absolutely shocked when Phil answered the door - he was not prepared for how far down Phil had gone since they last met. He was dead three weeks later. Phil lived the Rock 'n Roll life to the full. The guy is an absolute legend.
On this day, 62 years ago, a legend was born! He died 26 years ago at the age of 36. Phil Lynott R.I.P.
*I became obsessed w/ Thin Lizzy when I first saw them at the age of 14. It was the Summer of 1979 at the Miami, FL Jai-Alai Fronton. They were supporting their "Black Rose" album at the time. They had opened up for Journey during the "Evolution" tour. It was one of the earliest concerts I had attended and it still stands out as one of my most memorable. I own the entire Thin Lizzy discography to this day on vinyl & CD. Songs like "Warriors", "Fight or Fall", "Don't Believe a Word", "Massacre", "Bad Reputation", "Killer Without a Cause", "Chinatown", "The Rocker", and their "Live & Dangerous" album all are part of the VERY extensive soundtrack to my youth.
Remembering Phil today (20 August 1949 - 4 January 1986)
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