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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1969–84, 1996–2001, 2004–present)

This Irish hard rock band were led by the charismatic Phil Lynott (bass, vocals), with Brian Downey (drums) and, for the classic line-up, the twin lead guitars of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. The 1976 smash ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ marked the start of the band’s golden period, culminating in the classic Live And Dangerous (1978). Thin Lizzy split in the 1980s and Lynott died in 1986.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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