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Thin Lizzy was a heavy metal band, formed by Irish bassist and singer Phil Lynott[?] in the late sixties. Lynott was one of the only black men to achieve significant success in hard rock. Their debut album, Fighting[?] (1975) was a moderate success, but the second album, Jailbreak[?], was a smash hit thanks to the single "The Boys Are Back in Town", now their most remembered hit.

During the late 1970s and early 80s, Thin Lizzy played to a rabid fanbase but was unable to break into mainstream markets. After the band broke up in the mid-80s, Lynott began a solo career. He died in 1986, a victim of drug abuse. The band reunited without him in 1999 for a European tour and live album.

Over the years, the membership of the band went through many changes, but the constant members were Phil on bass and vocals and Brian Downey[?] on drums. The list of guitarists who played with the band includes:

In later years Darren Wharton[?] joined the band on keyboards.

Discography includes:

  • Fighting
  • Jailbreak
  • Johnny the Fox
  • Bad Reputation
  • Live and Dangerous
  • Black Rose : A Rock Legend
  • Chinatown
  • Renegade
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • Life

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