Thin Lizzy – A People’s History



Published 1 June 2022.

Hardback 384 pages.

Price £19.99


The Thin Lizzy story is a tale of romance, rock riffs and some of the greatest music to blast over the airwaves from the band famed for hits ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ and ‘The Boys are Back in Town’.

It’s the Lizzy story in the words of over 400 fans as they remember Phil Lynott, Brian Downey and Scott Gorham on the road and in concert with a succession of legendary guitarists, including Eric Bell, Brian Robertson, Gary Moore, Snowy White and John Sykes.

It’s been 35 sad years since Lizzy’s much-mourned frontman Phil Lynott passed away. This book is an affectionate oral history that remembers his Dublin childhood, Lizzy’s heavy UK touring schedule in the early 1970s as they struggled for success and backstage encounters with a band that remained close to their supporters even at the height of chart success and concert glory in Europe and America.

  • Unique portrait of much-loved 70s rock band famed for hits ‘Whiskey in the Jar’, ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ & ‘The Boys are Back in Town’
  • Told through over 400 previously unpublished eyewitness accounts and fan photos
  • Heightened interest in the band after the 2021 documentary, Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away

    About the author

    Richard Houghton lives in Manchester and is the author of 17 music books, including Cream – A People’s History & Queen – A People’s History

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.6 × 1.7 cm
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Thin Lizzy A Peoples History