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Thin Lizzy

Profile and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 1978

CHANCES ARE GOOD that this time last year you had never heard of Thin Lizzy, let along heard them. Young veterans of the British music ...


Thin Lizzy (1977)

Interview by Howie Klein, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1977

Phil Lynott and Scott Gorham, mid US tour, talk about playing live, writing songs, punk, and English taxes!

File format: mp3; file size: 40.8mb, interview length: 44' 33" sound quality: ****

Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott (1978)

Interview by Ian Ravendale, Rock's Backpages Audio, 20 June 1978

The Lizzy front man talks about the current tour; the Live and Dangerous album; his solo plans, and ruminates on the meaning and effects of fame.

File format: mp3; file size: 13.8mb, interview length: 15' 01" sound quality: ****


Thin Lizzy: And Now A Drop Of The Real Hard Stuff

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 10 March 1973

THIN LIZZY would like it known that while they're delighted with ther hit single 'Whisky In The Jar' it shouldn't be confused with the 100 ...

Thin Lizzy: Civic Hall, Gravesend

Live Review by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 27 October 1973

THE GRAVESEND Civic Hall is a remarkable institution featuring a different event nightly — everything from wrestling to old time music hall. Sunday night is ...

Thin Lizzy: Imperial College, London

Live Review by Jonh Ingham, New Musical Express, 1 February 1975

IT WAS WITH thunderous welcome that the dynamic Thin Lizzy returned to London last Saturday, winning many new fans and "wowing" old ones in a ...

Thin Lizzy: Nightlife (Vertigo)

Review by John Mendelsohn, Phonograph Record, March 1975

WHEN, IN AN ill-disguised attempt to salvage what little was left of both his physical and psychic well-being after decades of arduous touring, lead guitarist ...

Thin Lizzy: 'Fighting' Phil

Interview by Jon Tiven, Circus, November 1975

THIN LIZZY IS more than just your average rock band because Thin Lizzy features The Great Black Hope of rock 'n' roll himself, Mr. Phil ...

Thin Lizzy: The Irish Question

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 20 December 1975

DESPITE the homely sentiments echoed in Philip Lynott's 'Dublin' a few years back, Thin Lizzy did leave Dublin, and Ireland. But the fond memories of ...

Thin Lizzy: Essex University, Colchester

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 13 March 1976

IF THIN LIZZY have spent the past 12 months breaking into first division rock, the next 12 will be spent consolidating their position in that ...

Thin Lizzy: Buzy Lizzy

Retrospective and Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 27 March 1976

Pete Makowski's putting his money on Thin Lizzy making the real big time. Here, he talks to Phil Lynott and looks at the past, present ...

Thin Lizzy: Lizzy Break 'Em Up

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 3 April 1976

THERE WE STOOD. Dumb-founded, we stared in stark amazement at the spectacle. It's Liverpool Stadium and the mashed wood strewn around the floor had earlier ...

Thin Lizzy: The Thin Man

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 24 April 1976

"I'M A ROCKER. I'm a Roller, too, honey..." Did you know that West Hampstead, London, is within spitting distance of the M1? Phil Lynott lives ...

Thin Lizzy: Fat Cheque For Thin Men?

Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 3 July 1976

Lizzy hit the big time. With one eye on Wimbledon, they reveal all to JONH INGHAM... ...

Thin Lizzy: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 17 July 1976

THE PREVALENT mood that hung over this Hammersmith Odeon gig on Sunday night, that this would be the occasion to herald once and for all ...

Thin Lizzy: Unlikely Lads With A Lead For Lizzy

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 31 July 1976

THE MAN IN Black from the City Of The Angels, Los Angeles, is still dazed by the unbelievably swift rise of Thin Lizzy and chats ...

Thin Lizzy: Remembering, Part 1, featuring Eric Bell and Gary Moore (Decca)

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 14 August 1976

Philip Lynott (bass, acoustic guitar, vocals), Brian Downey (drums), Eric Bell (lead guitar and vocals), Gary Moore (lead guitar and vocals). Produced by Nick Tauber. ...

Thin Lizzy: Remembering. Part I (Decca)

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 21 August 1976

EVERY RECORD company has done it at one time or another. Reactivated old material by an artist who has since had hits with another label. ...

Thin Lizzy: Malady Of A Thin Man

Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 16 October 1976

A CASUAL conversation. A relaxed Sunday afternoon at the, er, Chez Lynott. I mean if you want to catch the man, it's got to be ...

Thin Lizzy: Johnny The Fox

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 16 October 1976

THIN LIZZY: Johnny The Fox (Vertigo 9102 012). Phil Lynott (bass, vocals), Brian Downey (drums, percussion), Scott Gorham (lead guitar), Brian Robertson (lead guitar). Produced ...

Thin Lizzy: Who Needs Springsteen When You've Got Johnny Cool?

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, Creem, November 1976

IT'S JUST AFTER SEVEN in the evening. Phil Lynott and Scott Gorham are stretched on the floor of room 1012 in the Continental Hyatt House ...

Thin Lizzy: Lizzy's Cocky Rebel

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 6 November 1976

"Cocky Rocky's a rock and roll starGot the talent to take him far..." ...

Thin Lizzy: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 20 November 1976

THIN LIZZY have reached that dangerous stage where they no longer nave to be good to provoke a maniacal response from their audience. ...

Thin Lizzy: How the Laid-Back Californian met the Drunken Scot and the Heavy Black Irishman…

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 18 December 1976

IF LEW GRADE ever gets round to planning a rock 'n' roll soap opera he could fill the first fifty-two weeks (at least) with The ...

Thin Lizzy: Tonight There's Gonna Be Trouble!

Profile and Interview by Wesley Strick, Circus, 30 December 1976

Thin Lizzy Stalks the Fury of Fandom. By Wesley Strick ...

Thin Lizzy: Johnny The Fox (Mercury)

Review by Susan Whitall, Creem, January 1977

ALL RIGHT, let's deal with the "this guy's a black Irish Springsteen" ho-hum right at the start. ...

The Year Queen Lizzy Shook America

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 19 February 1977

THE WINTER of 1977 was fierce on the East Coast of the USA, a thick layer of snow engulfing the territory between Boston and New ...

Thin Lizzy Rule At Reading OK?

Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 27 August 1977

THE TELEX ended something like: "And besides he's black, Irish and only wears one earring." ...

Thin Lizzy: Bad Reputation (Vertigo 9102 016)

Review by Rosalind Russell, Record Mirror, 3 September 1977


Thin Lizzy: A Peep Into The Soul Of Phil Lynott

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 10 September 1977

A black Irishman – the son of a Brazilian seaman; a Roman Catholic of uncatholic lifestyle; a bass playing poet in a rock 'n' roll ...

Thin Lizzy: Bad Reputation (Mercury SRM-1-1186)

Review by Jim Green, Trouser Press, November 1977

WELL, IT'S happened. I thought Thin Lizzy would be established in the front lines of hard-rock's elite, and hoped this would be the album to ...

Thin Lizzy: Gobi Gobi Hey!

Report and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 17 December 1977

AN ANECDOTE: hopeful young Irish band up in London for the first time. Their bass player – Philip Lynott by name – is exploring the ...

Thin Lizzy: Live And Dangerous (Vertigo)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 27 May 1978


Interview: Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott (1978)

Interview by Ian Ravendale, Rock's Backpages Audio, 20 June 1978

This is a transcript of Ian's audio interview with Phil. Listen to it on the site here. ...

Thin Lizzy: Live And Dangerous (Warner Bros. 2BS 3213)

Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 24 September 1978


Tramping the Celt Belt with Thin Lizzy

Report by Richard Riegel, Creem, October 1978

LONDON, ENGLAND – So I've journeyed 4000 miles across the sea, made my pilgrimage to the cradle of the modern rock 'n' roll era, just ...

Thin Lizzy: Joints

Report by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 16 December 1978

"HI, THIS is the Nightbird, Alison Steel, brought to you by the Army Reserve. And tonight my guests in the studio are Scott Gorham and ...

Thin Lizzy: The Liz

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 14 April 1979


Thin Lizzy: Black Rose (Vertigo)

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 21 April 1979

YOU build 'em up... ...

Deutschland Liebt Lizzy

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 16 June 1979

Phil and da boyz invade Germany. HARRY DOHERTY went on the sortie and watched Lizzy win over what had once been an alien audience. ...

Tony Visconti Talks

Book Excerpt by Stuart Grundy, John Tobler, 'The Record Producers' (BBC Books), 1982

IN MUCH THE same way that George Martin is known for his work with the Beatles, anyone who has ever inspected the small print on ...

Thin Lizzy: Lizzy's Last Stand?

Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 12 March 1983

Garry Bushell investigates ...

Phil Lynott 1951-1986

Obituary by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 11 January 1986

Colin Irwin chronicles the rise and inevitable downfall of Phil Lynott, who died at the weekend. ...

Thin Lizzy: Dedication

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, March 1991

FOR A FEW good years in the mid-'70s, Dublin cowboys Thin Lizzy bought the pop virtues of literate, evocative wordplay, danceable, funky grooves and a ...

Thin Lizzy: Wild One -The Very Best Of Thin Lizzy (Polygram)

Review by Ian Fortnam, New Musical Express, June 1996

THE LONG hot summer of 1976 was not a great time to be a pop kid. Brotherhood Of Man and Showaddywaddy (ask your dad) dominated ...

Mummy's Little Rock'n'Roll Soldier

Report by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 16 December 1996

They're mad, bad and dangerous to know, and the apple of their mothers eyes. Caroline Sullivan examines the closest of all relationships... ...

Thin Lizzy: The Making of 'The Boys Are Back In Town'

Interview by Carol Clerk, Uncut, April 2008

The shit-kicking '76 hit that saved Phil Lynott's bad-boy brawlers in the nick of time. ...

Classic Rock Corner: Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy Interviewed

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 3 March 2009

WHEN L.A.-BASED guitarist Scott Gorham flew to England in the early '70s, he was just hoping to score an audition with the band his brother-in-law ...

Graeme Thomson: Cowboy Song: The Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott

Book Review by Barney Hoskyns, The Guardian, 9 March 2016

THIS FINE TELLING of the messy life of Thin Lizzy's charismatic frontman is studded with moments of bathos, but one sticks particularly in the mind. ...

Scott Gorham

Interview by Henry Yates, Classic Rock, February 2019

The Black Star Riders silverback on triumphs, tweets and resurrecting Phil Lynott… ...

see also Gary Moore


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