It wasn’t only that the band mixed R&B, rock and Irish Celtic music that made Thin Lizzy unique.
They were also a rare example of a biracial band coming out of Ireland in the mid 70s. This was at time when being a band that had members from both sides of Northern Ireland border and both Protestant and Catholic backgrounds was also an anomaly.
Thin Lizzy had some modest success in Ireland and the UK in 1976 when they set out on an American Tour. Relatively unknown in the US they were playing small shows with little recognition. Until a song they had recorded for their latest album but chose to abandon and leave off the record. It was a surprise event to them when the song was quickly becoming a wildly hit single on both sides of the Atlantic.
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