BBC documentary on Irish rock band Thin Lizzy

The BBC have produced a documentary on Irish rock bank Thin Lizzy.

It’s called Legends: Thin Lizzy: Bad Reputation

It’s a respectful but honest portrait of Thin Lizzy – who are described in the show as arguably the best hard rock band to come out of Ireland. For video link

The show examines the band’s music and how it developed after their first hit with Whiskey in the Jar. It looks at the recording of some of their major albums including Black Rose, Bad Reputation and Live and Dangerous.

It features interviews with the key players including drummer Brian Downie, guitarists Brian Robertson, Scott Gorham and Eric Bell. Other musicians like Bob Geldof and Joe Elliot of Def Leppard also pay their respects and add their insights.

Midge Ure describes his amazement at being asked to step in at the last minute on the band’s American tour when Robertson had to pull out having hurt his hand in a brawl.

If you’re quick, you should be able to catch it on the BBC iPlayer. It’s well worth watching if you’re interested in the band that paved the way for so many other Irish musicians.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search?q=Thin%20Lizzy

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Patrick Kehoe

Pat Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily. His favourite Irish music bands are the Dubliners and Planxty.

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