Some 23 years after the death of bassist/songwriter/frontman Phil Lynott, Irish rockers Thin Lizzy will be releasing a new live album March 2, featuring a 1978 show in Philadelphia. Titled Still Dangerous, the album is billed as a raw, uncut version of the band’s 1978 live album Live and Dangerous, with three additional cuts. It will be the first release by the Thin Lizzy Productions label.
Formed in 1969 by Lynott, drummer Brian Downey and guitar player Eric Bell, the band went through various lineup changes over the years. After Bell walked away, the band toured briefly with rock and blues guitarist Gary Moore before they settled on a two-guitar lineup in 1974. Joined by Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson on guitars, the band enjoyed its greatest success, including hits with “the Boys are Back in Town” and “Dancing in the Moonlight.” (Gorham and Robertson are in the lineup on the upcoming live album.)
But despite a loyal following, Lizzy lost momentum over the years, and years of substance abuse finally took a toll on Lynott, who died on Jan. 4, 1986 of pneumonia and heart failure. In 2005, a full-size statue of Lynott was unveiled in the heart of Dublin.
Here’s a look at the band in their heyday, during the Live and Dangerous show:
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