Thin Lizzy is an Irish rock band that formed in 1969 in Dublin, Ireland. The band is known for their hit songs “Whiskey in the Jar” and “The Boys are Back in Town” from the 1970s. The band’s original lineup consisted of Phil Lynott (vocals, bass), Brian Downey (drums), Eric Bell (guitar) and Eric Wrixon (keyboards).
Thin Lizzy released their debut album, “Thin Lizzy” in 1971. Although the album was not a commercial success, it set the stage for the band’s future success. In 1972, the band released their breakthrough album “Vagabonds of the Western World”, which featured the hit single “Whiskey in the Jar”. The album was a huge success and established the band as a major player in the rock music scene.
In 1976, the band released “Jailbreak” album which featured the hit single “The Boys are Back in Town” . The album was a commercial success and cemented the band’s place in rock music history. The band continued to release successful albums throughout the 1970s, including “Johnny the Fox” (1976) and “Bad Reputation” (1977).
Thin Lizzy’s music is known for its blend of hard rock and traditional Irish music. The band’s unique sound and style was led by Phil Lynott, the band’s charismatic frontman, who was also known for his poetic and socially conscious lyrics.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the band went through several lineup changes and internal conflicts, but they continued to tour and release new music. In 1981, the band released “Renegade”, which was their final album before Phil Lynott’s death in 1986.
After Phil Lynott’s death, Thin Lizzy went through a number of lineup changes and hiatus, but they still continued to tour and release new music. In 2000s, a new lineup of the band was formed and still continues to tour and play Thin Lizzy’s classic hits.
Today, Thin Lizzy is considered to be one of the most influential bands in the history of rock music, and their legacy lives on through their music and the countless bands that have been influenced by them. Their music continues to be a major influence for many up and coming artists, and their legacy lives on to this day. Thin Lizzy has sold over 50 million records worldwide, and Phil Lynott is still remembered as one of the most influential and charismatic frontmen in the history of rock music.