The hard rock group Thin Lizzy was founded in 1969 in Dublin. Phil Lynott, Eric Bell, Eric Wrixon and Brian Downey played at the time. In this composition, Thin Lizzy did not last long.
In early 1970, the band left Wrixton, and the Thin Lizzy trio moved to London and signed to Decca Records. Their first hit was “Whiskey In The Jar” from 1973 – a cover of a traditional Irish song. Soon after, Bell left, replaced by Gary Moore. With him, Thin Lizzy recorded, among others “Little Darlin” and “Still In Love With You”. At that time, the group also changed the label to Phonogram Records.
Then Lynott and Downey “hired” Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson and in this composition, the formation achieved the greatest commercial success. The first proof of this was the album “Fighting”, followed by “Jailbreak”, from which the title single and the song “The Boys Are Back In Town” are the group’s most popular songs.
In 1978, Moore returned to the squad for a moment, where he replaced Robertson. The live album “Live And Dangerous” from the same year was hailed by critics as one of the best concert releases in history.
In 1983, the band made a farewell tour, and Lynott dissolved Thin Lizzy and focused on his solo career.