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

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

A new book from Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham 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 esteemed rock journalist Harry Doherty to write the 160-page paperbook.

Here's the official description:

"One of the defining rock groups of the 20th Century, THIN LIZZY began life in Dublin in 1969 when childhood friends Phil Lynott and Brian Downey were approached by two former members of VAN MORRISON's band THEM, Eric Wrixon (keyboards) and Eric Bell (guitar). Now for the first time, their story is told by guitarist Scott Gorham and rock journalist Harry Doherty. The band's story is told by the people who were involved directly including former guitarists, road crew, management, family and friends. Their origins in Dublin as a three piece with the 'Whiskey In The Jar' single and a string of unsuccessful but highly creative albums. The move to London to chase the dream of being a major rock band. The chaotic arrival and departures of various members, including Eric Bell (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 of the charts just as they were to become bankrupt. Includes stories of the band on the road, the drink and drugs and how the years of partying, drug-taking and non stop touring eventually took its toll on not only the band members but on their families. The death of front man Phil Lynott and their legacy following his death."

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

 

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