Album Description: This album "THIN LIZZY - Johnny The Fox" was written and recorded while bassist/vocalist Phil Lynott was recovering from a bout of hepatitis that put him off the road halfway through the Jailbreak tour
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Band Members and Musicians on: Thin Lizzy Johnny The Fox
Thin Lizzy is a legendary Irish rock band that was formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. The band was founded by the charismatic frontman Phil Lynott, who was the lead vocalist, bassist, and primary songwriter. Thin Lizzy is known for their unique blend of hard rock, blues, and Irish folk music, as well as their powerful live performances and Lynott's captivating stage presence.
Thin Lizzy's early years were marked by a series of lineup changes and a struggle to find their sound. The band's original lineup consisted of Phil Lynott, Eric Bell on guitar, and Brian Downey on drums. This trio released Thin Lizzy's debut album, "Thin Lizzy," in 1971, which featured a mix of blues and hard rock. However, Bell left the band in 1973, and Thin Lizzy struggled to find a replacement guitarist.
It wasn't until the addition of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson on guitars that Thin Lizzy began to find their signature sound. This lineup released "Jailbreak" in 1976, which became the band's breakthrough album. The album featured the hit single "The Boys Are Back in Town," which became a classic rock staple and helped to establish Thin Lizzy as one of the most popular bands of the era.
Success and Tragedy
With the success of "Jailbreak," Thin Lizzy continued to release a string of successful albums throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, including "Johnny the Fox," "Bad Reputation," and "Black Rose: A Rock Legend." These albums featured some of the band's most popular songs, such as "Whiskey in the Jar," "Don't Believe a Word," and "Waiting for an Alibi."
However, Thin Lizzy's success was also marked by tragedy. In 1983, Phil Lynott died from complications related to drug and alcohol abuse. Lynott's death was a devastating blow to the band and to their fans around the world. In the years that followed, Thin Lizzy attempted to carry on without their beloved frontman, but they were never able to recapture the magic of their earlier years.
Despite their relatively short career and tragic end, Thin Lizzy's influence on rock music is undeniable. The band's unique blend of hard rock, blues, and Irish folk music has influenced countless artists over the years, including Metallica, Guns N' Roses, and Iron Maiden. Thin Lizzy's powerful live performances and Lynott's charismatic stage presence also helped to pave the way for the rise of heavy metal and hard rock in the 1980s.
Thin Lizzy's music continues to be celebrated by fans around the world, and the band's legacy lives on through their many classic albums and iconic songs. In recent years, Thin Lizzy has been the subject of several tribute concerts and albums, featuring performances by artists such as Slash, Scott Gorham, and Def Leppard's Joe Elliott.
Vertigo 9102 032 , 1979 , England
"Black Rose: A Rock Legend" is the ninth studio album by Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. Released in 1979, it has been described as one of the band's "greatest, most successful albums". It was the first time that blues rock guitarist Gary Moore remained in Thin Lizzy long enough to record an album after previous stints in 1974 and 1977 with the band.Show Details
This album "THIN LIZZY - Johnny The Fox" was written and recorded while bassist/vocalist Phil Lynott was recovering from a bout of hepatitis that put him off the road halfway through the Jailbreak tourShow Details
Vertigo 812 883 , 1983 , Netherlands
This album "THIN LIZZY - Life Live 2LP" is the double live album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1983. This double album was recorded during their farewell tour in 1983, principally at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, UK.Show Details
Vertigo 63 59 060 , 1981 , Spain
The album: "Lizzy Killers" was produced by: Kit Woolven, Gordon Fordyce, Philip LynottShow Details
Vertigo 6641 810 , 1978 , Netherlands
"Live and Dangerous" is a 2LP Live album recorded during the 1976 "Johnny The Fox" tour and the 1977 "Bad Reputation" tour of the Irish Rock band "Thin Lizzy".Show Details
Vertigo 810 490 , 1983 , West-Germany
This album "THIN LIZZY - Thunder and Lightning" is the twelfth and most recent studio album by Irish heavy-rock band Thin Lizzy, released in 1983. It is the band's final album to feature Phil Lynott, who died in 1986.Show Details