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Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham to Release New Book Detailing the Band's History

Published 9 years ago on August 16, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham to Release New Book Detailingthe Band's History -

A new book from Thin Lizzy's ScottGorham entitled, 'The Boys Are Back in Town'will be released on Nov.16 through Omnibus Press, reports UltimateClassicRock.

Long-term Lizzy guitarist, Gorham has been working with esteemedrock journalist Harry Doherty to write the 160-pagepaperbook.

Here's the official description:

"One of the defining rock groups of the 20th Century, THINLIZZY began life in Dublin in 1969 when childhood friends PhilLynott and Brian Downey were approached by two former members ofVAN MORRISON's band THEM, Eric Wrixon (keyboards) and Eric Bell(guitar). Now for the first time, their story is told by guitaristScott Gorham and rock journalist Harry Doherty. The band's story istold by the people who were involved directly including formerguitarists, road crew, management, family and friends. Theirorigins in Dublin as a three piece with the 'Whiskey In The Jar'single and a string of unsuccessful but highly creative albums. Themove to London to chase the dream of being a major rock band. Thechaotic arrival and departures of various members, including EricBell (who left the band mid-concert), Irish guitarist Gary Moore,Brian Robertson and co-author Scott Gorham. How the albums'Jailbreak' and 'Boys Are Back In Town' took the band to the top ofthe charts just as they were to become bankrupt. Includes storiesof the band on the road, the drink and drugs and how the years ofpartying, drug-taking and non stop touring eventually took its tollon not only the band members but on their families. The death offront man Phil Lynott and their legacy following hisdeath."

The current lineup of Thin Lizzyremain on theroad. The group's next tour kicks off Aug. 17 in Carlisle, England,with European shows scheduled as well.

 


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