Thin Lizzy and related 1965-1970

Date: 700212 = 12th February 1970

Date Arena City, Country Comments
Before Thin Lizzy
Hi Peter,
A Happy and a Lucky New Year to you. Those photos are something singing through the guitar amps.
OK. In the photo is myself on guitar Rodney on drums, Sammy on bass, and
Brewster on rhythm guitar.
Tom Patterson....the very first time I ever performed on stage was at the Christmas party we held at Orangefield Boy's school. myself and
a classmate Davie Lyttle said we would sing a Lonnie Donegan song but we didn't play guitar...so, another guy from our class Tom P.
said he played guitar. a few days later he came in and took out an Electric guitar and a small amp. I begged him for about 4 hours
but he wouldn't let me near it.

I got my first guitar which was plastic for a Christmas present I'd have been around 14 or so. then I bought a wooden acoustic
about 6 months later,and eventually sent to England for an electric guitar called a Rapier 22...it cost Ł22. 50p.

I was playing with the Atlantics just before I left Orangefield school for good..be about nearly 16 years old..roughly 1963.
I don't know what happened to Sammy Cooke.i was living in London ...this is when Thin Lizzy moved from Dublin to London.
I lived in a huge house in Belsize Avenue ...there was about 12 musicians living there and Gary Moore lived in the ground floor flat.
Sammy Cooke came over and joined Gary's band,so Sammy ended up living in London.and played in Gary's band for a while. The last i
heard about him was he was working as a barman in the famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street.
Thanks to Eric Bell

The Atlantics (Eric Bell)
From: Belfast 
Active:
Lineup:
Eric Bell - lead guitar, vocals
Rodney Howes - drums
Don Brewster - rhythm guitar
Sammy Cooke - bass


Thanks to Rodney Howes
 
 

  Church Milltown, Derriaghy, Northern Ireland Thanks to Rodney Howes
  Orangefield Intermediate BoyŽs School Belfast, Northern Ireland Thanks to Eric Bell
The Liffey Beats (Brian Downey)

From: Crumlin, Dublin
Active: 1964- 1965 
Lineup:
Brian Downey - drums
Tom Cullen - lead guitar
Bomber Fagen - rhythm guitar
Robbie Welsh - lead vocals

This band was formed by Brian Downey, not long after he had persuaded his father to buy him a drumkit from an old furniture store called Cavendish's in Dublin at the cost of ten bob. The band played a few gigs and then split up, Downey then forming The Mod Con Cave Dwellers with some of The Liffey Beats.

Thanks to John H Warburg

BrianŽs father bought a drumkit for Brian. Shortly after the guys in the street suggested to Brian that they should start a band. They named the band The Liffey Beats after The Mersey Beats. The guys were Tom Cullen on lead guitar, `Bomber` Fagan on rhythm guitar, Robbie Welsh on vocals and Brian on drums. The band used to play numbers by The Shadows, Tornados and The Spotnicks (Swedish band). The bands biggest gig was when a priest asked them if they wanted to play in a hospital. The audience were children between six and twelve years old. The band got a box of candy for the gig.
(Info from the book The Rocker by Mark Putterford)

The Mod Con Cave Dwellers (Brian Downey)

From: Crumlin, Dublin 
Active: 1965 
Lineup:
Brian Downey - drums
Tom Cullen? - lead guitar

This band was formed in 1965 by Brian Downey, with members of his old band The Liffey Beats. The band supported The Black Eagles at St Paul's Hall in Dublin, Eire, where they had a residency. The band thought this might mean regular work but they were kicked off the bill by The Black Eagles's manager Joe Smith, because The Dwellers lead guitarist (Tom Cullen?), having broke a string on his guitar, borrowed The Black Eagles's Danny Smith's guitar and broke a sting on that as well. Anyway Downey later replaced The Black Eagles drummer Nick Higgins when he went into the army. 

Thanks to John H Warburg
  St. PaulŽs Hall Dublin, Ireland Supported Black Eagles
The Black Eagles (Philip Lynott, Brian Downey)
 
From: Crumlin, Dublin  
Active: 1965 - 1967 
Lineup:
 
Phil Lynott - lead vocals (born Philip Parris Lynott, 20.8.1949, at Hallam Hospital, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England died Sat 4.1.1986, at Salisbury General Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England)
Danny Smith - bass
Frankie Smith - guitar
Mike Higgins - drums (1965)
Brian Downey - drums (1965 - 1967) (born Brian Michael Downey, 27.1.1951, in Crumlin? Dublin, County Dublin, Eire)
Alan Sinclair - lead guitar
Ronnie Deegan - bass 

Joe Smith - manager


Thanks to Mike Higgins

The Black Eagles were put together by Joe Smith for his two sons Danny and Frankie Smith. Joe Smith wanted Peter Lynott (born 2.1948, in Leighlin Road? Crumlin? Dublin, County Dublin, Eire), a neighbour to be the lead singer of the group and tried to pinch him from his group The Sundowners, but this proved unsuccessful. So instead his nephew Phil Lynott took the job instead. Joe Smith thought that if Phil Lynott was in the band he would tell his uncle Peter Lynott how great the group was and he would want to join.

The band now going under the name The Black Eagles played place like St Anthony's Hall, The John of Gods and local youth clubs in Dublin, Eire. Phil Lynott made such a great impression on the people that turned up to watch the group, that the band forgot about Pete Lynott. The group became really popular very quickly and got a lot of gigs. They then got a residency at St Paul's Hall in Dublin, supported by The Mod Con Cave Dwellers, who included Brian Downey on drums. When The Black Eagles drummer Mike Higgins decided he was going to join the army Lynott approached his school friend Downey, both where pupils at The Christian Brothers School in Crumlin, Dublin and said if a vacancy comes up would he join the band and Downey said yes. Still the group placed an advert in a local paper asking for a drummer. Downey answered it and phoned Lynott saying he thought he had the job. So Lynott made an excuse and invited him over to Joe Smith's house and when he walked in, was asked could he play 'You Really Got Me' by The Kinks. He played so well, in particular a complicated drum pattern in the song, much better than the old drummer Higgins that Downey got the job and they spent the afternoon rehearsing Beatles and Stones numbers.

Downey then spent next two days learning thirty songs and played his first gig where The Black Eagles still had a residency at St Paul's Hall. The band than got a lot more books around the centre of Dublin, The Club-A-Go-Go, The Flamingo Club, The Scene, The Five Club, The Sound City and the slightly more up market version of The Five Club, The Green Lounge. The band was then booked to play The Bastille Club in a hotel in Dalky, County Dublin, by Ted Carroll, who later managed Thin Lizzy. Carroll had booked The Mad Lads from Belfast to play three hours, but they could only play an hour so he needed another band and this van driver recommended The Black Eagles, who he was told could get for about a fiver. They played well, doing Yardbirds and Small Faces numbers.

Then shortly after that Frankie Smith had had enough and suddenly left and was replaced by Alan Sinclair. Still the booking kept coming in and they opened for the big showbands and opened at The Mayfair Rooms for Joe Dolan and the Drifters. Next to leave was Danny Smith replaced by Ronnie Deegan. Not long after that even though they were still getting gigs, the band just fell apart, especially as Joe Smith's sons were no longer in the band and he lost interest.

Thanks to John H Warburg

Phil asked Brian one day in school if he wanted to join the band, because the bands drummer Mike Higgins was going into the army. The first song he played with the band was You really got me. The band was now Phil on vocals, Brian on drums, Danny Smith on bass and Frankie Smith on guitar. The manager was DannyŽs and FrankieŽs father Joe Smith. They played the  first gig with the new linup at St. PaulŽs Hall in Dublin. It was a big success with 400 people in the audience. The band used to play four gigs a week in Dublin. 
(Info from the book The Rocker by Mark Putterford)

Before the split they changed the bands name to Jigsaw.
(Info from the book The ballad of a Thin Man by Stuart Bailie)

  St. PaulŽs Hall Dublin, Ireland 400 people in audience.
66 BarryŽs Hotel Dublin, Ireland Black Eagles gig on tuesday
660719 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland Miss Mod 66 Final at Olympia Theatre.
The Creation, Peter Adler and the Next In Line, The Chosen Few, The Strangers, The Vampires, The Difference, The Circle, The Black Eagles

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  Moeran Hall Walkingstown, Ireland Thanks to Michael OŽFlanagan
  Mayfair Ballroom Clondalkin, Ireland Supporting Joe Dolan and The Drifters
Thanks to Brian Downey
  The Star Crumlin, Ireland  
  Franciscan Hall Limerick, Ireland  
  St PeterŽs Hall Phibsboro, Dublin, Ireland Terry OŽNeill meets the band.
  Club Caroline Glasthule, Ireland With The Chosen Few

Sunday


Thanks to Joe Jackson
  St AnthonyŽs Hall Dublin, Ireland  
  John of Gods Dublin, Ireland  
  Club-A-Go-Go Dublin, Ireland  
  Flamingo Club Dublin, Ireland  
  Scene Dublin, Ireland  
  Five Club Dublin, Ireland  
  Sound City Dublin, Ireland  
  Green Lounge Dublin, Ireland  
670428 MoranŽs Hotel (Talbot St) Dublin, Ireland Taken from BBC Documentary Bad Reputation 2011

Thanks to Michael OŽFlanagan
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  Bastille Club Dalky, County Dublin, Ireland Ted Carroll had booked The Mad Lads from Belfast to play three hours, but they could only play an hour so he needed another band and this van driver recommended The Black Eagles, who he was told could get for about a fiver. They played well, doing Yardbirds and Small Faces numbers.
Burma Boys Showband (Brian Downey)

From:
Active: 
Lineup:
Brian Downey - drums (late 1967)

Brian played with the country and western group for a short period. When Brian was offered a gig with Sugar Shack he left the band. 2-3 months
(Info taken from The official Brian Downey homepage)

Sugar Shack (Brian Downey)

From: Dublin
Active: September 1967 - 1969
Lineup:
Brian Downey - drums (late 1967)

Brian Twomey - guitar
Pat Fortune - bass, vocals
Dermot Woodfull - lead guitar

 A Tim Rose song Morning dew became a Irish hit (No.17) for Sugar Shack giving the group nationwide recognition. The group lasted for two years.
(Info from the book Irish Rock by Mark J Prendergast)


 

680120 Arcadia Cork, Ireland

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6801   Dublin, Ireland

 

6803 The Regal Cinema Waterford, Ireland Freshmen, The Wolfe Tones

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680521 Royal George Limerick, Ireland The Chessmen

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681224 Ulster Hall Belfast, Northern Ireland Supported Taste

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690104 Big C Club Limerick, Ireland

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The Beat Boys (Gary Moore)

From: Belfast
Active: 
Lineup:
Gary Moore - lead guitar, vocals
Bill Downey - guitar
Robert Thompson - bass
Robert Wilkingson - drums

The Beat Boys were formed by Gary Moore and had a residency at a club in Hollywood, County Antrim, a few miles north-east of Belfast, Northern Ireland and run by his father.

Thanks to John H Warburg
    Hollywood, County Antrim, Northern Ireland  
The Deltones (Eric Bell)

From: Belfast  
Active: 1965 
Lineup:
Eric Bell - lead guitar (1965 - Sep 1966) 
Don McCleary - vocals
Jim Campbell - bass
Eddie Willis - rhythm guitar


Eric Bell (ex The Atlantics, The Bluebeats Showband, The Shannon Showband, The Earth Dwellers, The Jaguars), joined this band in circa 1965. The Deltones played at a club in Hollywood, County Antrim, a few miles north-east of Belfast, Northern Ireland. At the club Bell met 13 year old Gary Moore the son of the guy who ran the place. Moore's  band The Beat Boys had a residency there. From this group Bell put together a band called Shades of Blue, before joining Van Morrison and Them Again (Sep - Oct 1966)

Thanks to John H Warburg
    Hollywood, County Antrim, Northern Ireland  

Van Morrison and Them Again (Eric Bell)
 
From: Belfast  
Active: September - December 1966  
Lineup:
Van Morrison - vocals, harmonica (born George Ivan Morrison, 31.8.1945, at 125 Hyndford, Bloomfield, East Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Alan Henderson - bass (born 26.11.1944, in East? Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Mike Brown - bass
Joe Hanratty - drums
Eric Bell - lead guitar (born Eric Robin Bell, 3.9.1947 in East Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland) 

This band played a few unsatisfactory ad hoc gigs in Belfast.
Thanks to John H Warburg

Shades of Blue (Eric Bell)

From: Belfast  
Active:  October 1966 - Earl July 1968
Lineup:
Eric Bell - lead guitar

This band was formed by Bell after he left Van Morrison and Them Again (Sep - Oct 1966). For a while the band had lots of gigs, but when the work began to dry up and Bell was approached by John Farrell at the Martime Hotel in Belfast and was asked by him to join his band John Farrell and the Dreams in Earl Jul 1968, he had no choice but to except.
Thanks to John H Warburg
John Farrell and the Dreams / The Dreams Rock 'N' Roll Band (Eric Bell)
 
From: Dublin  
Active:  Earl July 1968 - Nov 1971 
Lineup:
 
John Farrell - lead vocals (Ear Jul 1968 - ) (born 30.10.1946, in Cobra? Dublin, County Dublin, Eire)
Eric Bell - lead guitar, lead vocals (Earl Jul 1968 - Late Dec 1969) (born Eric Robin Bell, 3.9.1947, in East Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Shay O'Donoghue - organ (Earl Jul 1968 - Aug 1970)
Jim Hudson - bass (Earl Jul 1968 - Aug 1970)
Dougie McIlwaine - drums (Earl Jul 1968 - Aug 1970)
Joey Geoghegan - saxophone (Earl Jul 1968 - Aug 1970)
Mark McCormack - trumpet (Earl Jul 1968 - Aug 1970)
Pat McCarthy - trombone (Jan 1969 - 1971)
Damian McKerr - lead guitar (Late Dec 1969 - 1971)
Eric Murray - lead vocals (Aug 1970 - Nov 1971)
Pat Flahive - bass (Aug 1970 - Nov 1971)
Alan Thunder - drums (Aug 1970 - Nov 1971)
Jackie Aherne - saxophone (Aug 1970 - Nov 1971) 
Jimmy Fanning - lead vocals (Nov 1971 - )
Austin 'Perky' Boggins - lead vocals (Nov 1971 - )
Liam McKenna - bass (Nov 1971 - )
Kevin McAlea - organ (Nov 1971 - )
Willie Behan - drums (Nov 1971 - )
Victor McCullough - steel guitar (Nov 1971 - ) 

Jim Hand - manager
 
The Dreams formed in Earl Jul 1968 and played their first gig at The Television Club in Dublin on 8 Jul 1968. Founder of the band lead vocalist John Farrell had approached lead guitarist Eric Bell at the Martime Hotel in Belfast and asked him to join The Dreams. Since Bell's band The Shades of Blue was not doing very well, as their work was drying up he agreed to join Farrell's group. The band was managed by Jim Hand.

On Frid Sep 9 1970 the new line-up of Dreams played their first gig in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Eire. The Dreams became The Dreams Rock 'N' Roll Band in Nov 1971.

Thanks to John H Warburg
680708 Television Club Dublin, Ireland  
The Method (Gary Moore)
 
From: Belfast  
Active: 1967 - 1968 
Lineup:  
David Lewis - lead guitar
Paul Hanna - bass
Wilgar Campbell - drums
Nigel 'Nig' Smith - bass
Gary Moore - lead guitar (for tour of Dublin) (born Robert William Gary Moore, 4.4.1952, in Victoria? East Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland)

The Method were a progressive trio from Belfast formed in 1967 with David Lewis on lead guitar; Paul Hanna on bass and Wilgar Campbell on drums and managed by George Meehan. Hanna was later replaced by Nigel 'Nig' Smith. The band recorded some tapes at Lloyd's Studios in Belfast. When Lewis had a car accident and could not go on the bands trip to Dublin they approached lead guitarist Gary Moore (ex The Beat Boys) in a Belfast park and virtually kidnapped him and took him to Dublin, where they played some shows at The Club-A-Go-Go in Abbey Road. The had a residency at this club until Jun 1968, playing three or four times a week.

It was in the dressing room of The Club-A-Go-Go, that Moore was introduced to Brush Shiels, who was looking for a lead guitarist for his band Skid Row, who were playing across the road at The Seventy Two Club.  While Skid Row where taking a break Shiels had come over to The Club-A-Go-Go to watch Moore. So when The Method were taking a break Moore went across the road to The Seventy Two Club to watch Skid Row. Moore decided to join Skid Row and about a week later he moved to Dublin and got to meet the rest of the band. Moore who was not getting on with his father, thought that by joining Skid Row it was a great chance to get away from home. He was also told he would be getting Ł15 a week, which he never did. 

When The Method moved to London later in 1968 they changed their name to Andwella's Dream.

Thanks to John H Warburg
  Club-A-Go-Go Dublin, Ireland  
Kama Sutra (Philip Lynott)

From: Dublin 
Active: Late 1967
Lineup:
Frankie Smith - guitar
Phil Lynott - lead vocals

Kama Sutra was a soul band that played numbers by Eddie Floyd and Sam and Dave. When Philip was in the band he met Brush Shiels who was an up and comer of the beat club scene in Dublin.
(Info from the book Irish Rock by Mark J Prendergast)

My Father's Moustache (Philip Lynott)

From: Dublin 
Active: Summer - October 1967
Lineup:
Brush Shiels - bass
Bernie Cheevers - lead guitar
Noel Bridgeman - drums, vocals
Phil Lynott - lead vocals

(Info from the book Irish Rock by Mark J Prendergast)

Skid Row (Philip Lynott, Gary Moore)

From: Dublin
Active: October 1967 - 1976
Lineup: 
Brush Shiels - bass (Oct 1967 - Summer 1969), bass, lead vocals (Summer 1969 - ) (born Brendan Shiels, in 1946 in Cobra West? Dublin, County Dublin, Eire)
Noel Bridgeman - drums, vocals (Oct 1967 - Earl 1968, 1969 - Jul 1972) (born Nollaig Bridgeman, in 1947, in Dublin, County Dublin, Eire)
Philip 'Philo' Lynott - lead vocals (Oct 1967 - Jun 1969) (born Philip Parris Lynott, 20.8.1949, at Hallam Hospital, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England died Sat 4.1.1986, at Salisbury General Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England)
Bernie Cheevers - lead guitar (Oct 1967 - Earl 1968) (born Bernard Cheevers, in 1949, in Dublin, County Dublin, Eire)
Robbie Brennan - drums (Earl 1968 - 1969)
Gary Moore - lead guitar (Earl 1968 - Dec 1971) (born Robert William Gary Moore, 4.4.1952, in Victoria? East Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Eric Bell - lead guitar (Dec 1971) (born Eric Robin Bell, 3.9.1947, in East Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Paul Chapman - lead guitar (Dec 1971 - Jul 1972) (born Paul William Chapman, 9.6.1954, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales)
Ed Deane - lead guitar (1971 - 1975) (born Edward Deane, in 1952? in Dublin, County Dublin, Eire)
John Wilson - drums (1971 - 1975) (born 6.11.1947, in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Eammon Gibney - lead vocals (1971 - 1975) (born 2.7.1950, in Dublin, County Dublin, Eire) (ex Alyce)
Jimi Slevin - lead guitar (1975) (born James Slevin, 6.1950, at Hollis Street Hospital, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire)
Jimmy Creedon - 2nd drums, vocals (1975)
Jody Pollard - guitar (1976) (ex Elmer Fudd)
Dave Gaynor - (1976)
John Brady - bass (1976)
Ian Anderson -

Ted Carroll - manager

Lead guitarist Bernie Cheevers and bassist Brush Shiels got the band together in Summer 1967, after both had been sacked from their previous group The Uptown Band and they thought they would obliterate every other band in Dublin. They got Noel Bridgeman in on drums in what was his first band, and went hunting for Phil Lynott and that was how Skid Row formed, orginally as My Father's Moustache (Summer - Oct 1967). Shiels had wanted Phil Lynott in the band, not because he could sing, but because he was good looking. Shiels went around to his house and Lynott agreed to join. Shiels also tried to get Lynott to get his friend Brian Downey to join Skid Row, but he turned down the gig as he was more into the blues than the West Coast sound. So instead Skid Row got in Noel Bridgeman. The band had their first rehearsal in a condemned house (with scaffolding poles holding up the ceiling and one single working socket outlet on a dangling flex) off Lower Dorset Street in Dublin. The first number they tried was Hendrix's 'Manic Depression.' They also rehearsed in a room in Synnot Place, that was let by a Mrs Quigley, whose son Pat Quigley was bass player in Dublin band, The Movement and the first song the band attempted together was Hendrix's 'Hey Joe.' They also found themselves a management deal with Ted Carroll, who had managed The Uptown Band. The band also played at the UCD (University College of Dublin).

When Cheevers left the band in Earl 1968 the band to find another lead guitarist and found one in Gary Moore. Moore at the time was playing in The Method. He was playing with them because their lead guitarist Dave Lewis had a car accident and could not go on the bands trip to Dublin, so they approached Moore (ex The Beat Boys) in a Belfast park and virtually kidnapped him and took him to Dublin, where they played some shows at The Club-A-Go-Go in Abbey Road. It was in the dressing room of this club that Moore was introduced to Brush Shiels, who was looking for a guitarist for Skid Row, who were playing across the road at The Seventy Two Club. While Skid Row taking a break Shiels had come over to The Club-A-Go-Go to watch Moore. So when The Method were taking a break Moore went across the road to The Seventy Two Club to watch Skid Row. Moore decided to join the band and about a week later he moved to Dublin and got to meet the rest of the band. Moore who was not getting on with his father, thought by joining Skid Row it was a good move to get away from home and was also told he would be getting Ł15 a week, which he did not!

Thanks to John H Warburg

680105 Shanes (Liberty Hall) Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Donie Deveney
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68 006 Club (Coburg St.) Cork, Ireland  
68 Students Club Cork, Ireland  
68 No. 8 Club (Harcourt St) Dublin, Ireland Supported by The Doubtful Sound (Paul Roche, Pat Griffen, Paul Monks, Mick Banaghan, Len Williams

Thanks to Len Williams
68 Flamingo Club (OŽConnell St) Dublin, Ireland Supported by The Doubtful Sound (Paul Roche, Pat Griffen, Paul Monks, Mick Banaghan, Len Williams

Thanks to Len Williams
68 UCD University College of Dublin Dublin, Ireland  
68 UCD University College of Dublin Dublin, Ireland  
68 The Seventy Two Club Dublin, Ireland  
68 Apartment Club Dublin, Ireland  
68 Embassy Club Derry, Northern Ireland  
680313 Town Hall Carlow, Ireland With The Word, The Weavers, TwoŽs Company, Dr Strangely Strange also AshtarŽs solar light show.

Thanks to Leo OŽKelly
Poster

680621 Olympia Ballroom Waterford, Ireland With The Nomads & Pat Hanrahan

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681118 Municipal Theatre Waterford, Ireland Thanks to Jeff Muir
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681207 Municipal Theatre Waterford, Ireland Thanks to Jeff Muir
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681215 Crystal Ballroom Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Jeff Muir
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690107 Liberty Hall Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
690201 "Ghetto" Overend Hall Dublin, Ireland With Sugar Shack, SweeneyŽs Men
690211 Spa Hotel Lucan, Ireland Brush Shiels wedding day, performance at reception

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690308 The Big C Limerick, Ireland Thanks to Mike Maguire
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690402 Countdown Club Dublin, Ireland Danny Pierce Trust Fund + many others

Taken from Evening Herald 690402

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690408 Embassy Londonderry, Ireland

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690416 Countdown Club Dublin, Ireland Taken from Evening Herald 690416

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690529 Dublin National Stadium Dublin, Ireland Jethro Thull headliner
Supported by Skid Row, Clouds, Reform, Creative Mind

Taken from Evening Herald 690515

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690621 College Club Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
690726 JesamineŽs Bundoran, Ireland Thanks to Jeff Muir
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6906 RTE TV Show
Top Hat Ballroom
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland They performed Strawberry Fields Forever. Phil sang out of tune because he had problem with his tonsils

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691012 Hotel Oslo Galway, Ireland Thanks to Jeff Muir
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691019 Crystal Ballroom Dublin, Ireland In Spotlight in early October, 1969, Pat Egan reported that Gary Moore had been "loaned" to Granny's Intentions to help out on their latest recording effort and had decided to stay with the band, leaving Skid Row without a guitarist. The same column also announced that a Skid Row "Farewell Dance" would be held the following Sunday in the Crystal with both Phil Lynott and Gary Moore in attendance
Thanks to Gerry Gallagher

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
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Orphanage (Philip Lynott, Brian Downey)

From: Dublin
Active: Late 1969 - Late December 1969
Lineup:
Phil Lynott - lead vocals, occasional bass
Joe Staunton - lead guitar
Pat Quigley - bass, vocals
Brian Downey - drums
Terry Wood - guitar (some gigs, 1969) (born Terence Woods, 4.12.1947, in Dublin, County Dublin, Eire)
Gary Moore - guitar (some gigs 1969) (born Robert William Gary Moore, 4.4.1952, in Victoria? East Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Robbie Walsh - lead vocals
Scott Mulvey - piano
Carl Geraghty - saxophone
Tim Creedan - drums

Orphange was formed by Phil Lynott and Brian Downey in Late 1969, when Downey bumped into Lynott and they decided to form a band. Downey suggested contacting Pat Quigley to play bass and he agreed to join, also suggesting lead guitarist Joe Staunton, who also joined.

Thanks to John H Warburg
69 Five Club (Hartford Street) Dublin, Ireland  
691012 St. MaryŽs Hall. Stanhope Street Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Smiley Bolger
691019 Crystal Ballroom Dublin, Ireland Supported by TomorrowŽs People
69   Galway, Ireland  
69 SlatteryŽs Dublin, Ireland  
69 Redemption Hall Limerick, Ireland  
69   Killkenny, Ireland Wednesday
69 Student Club Dublin, Ireland  
69 Five Club (Hartford Street) Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Alan Byrne
69 Franciscan Hall Limerick, Ireland Promoted by Fr.Ralph
69 Parnell Hall Dublin, Ireland  
691126 Parnell Hall Dublin, Ireland  
69 75 Student Club Dublin, Ireland Saturday
69   Kilkenny, Ireland Wednesday
69   Dublin, Ireland Sunday
691202 New Flamingo Dublin, Ireland Orphanage gig with Skid Row as special guest

Jon Hojes memorial dance

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6912 The Countdown Club Dublin, Ireland Orphanage gig

Eric Bell and Eric Wrixon meet Philip Lynott and Brian Downey

700107   Kilkenny, Ireland Orphanage gig
RTE was on 3rd January

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700108 Parnell Hall Dublin, Ireland Orphanage gig

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700111   Newbridge, Ireland Orphanage gig

Promoted by Liam Kett

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700131 Tabu Club Limerick, Ireland Orphanage gig

Orphanage did one gig before at this club.

Thanks to Mike Maguire
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700204 Liberty Hall Dublin, Ireland Orphanage gig with Skid Row, Blues House, Leo OŽKelly, Tara Telephone, Jazz Therapy

N.O.A.H Concert

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Ticket

Thin Lizzy

From: Dublin
Active:
December 1969 - 4th September 1983

Line-up:
Philip Lynott - vocals, bass
Brian Downey - drums
Eric Bell - guitar
Eric Wrixon - keyboard

Terry OŽNeill - manager

700216 Swords Cloghran National School Swords, Ireland With Purple Pussycats
Booked by Michael Grimes, Jimmy and Tony

Terry OŽNeill told me that the gig was on 16th February

Thanks to Michael Grimes (promotor)
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Thanks to Dave Murphy (Purple Pussycats)
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700220 St. AnthonyŽs Hall Dublin, Ireland .

Taken from Evening Herald (Tony Wilson) Saturday 21st February 1970 (700221)
Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
700227 Ireland TerryŽs diary just says Thin Lizzy

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Diary
700228 Club A Go Go Dublin, Ireland Orphanage gig

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700301 LawlorŽs Ballroom (LawlorŽs Hotel) Naas, Ireland Cancelled

Thanks to James Durney

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700301 Town Hall Newbridge, Ireland Promoted by Liam Kett

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary


Taken from Evening Herald (Tony Wilson) Saturday 7th March 1970 (700307)
Thanks to Terry OŽNeill

700305 The Countdown Club Dublin, Ireland Promoted by Ollie Byrne

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary, Article
700307 Sgt. Pepper`s Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700309 Trinity College Dixon Hall Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary, Article
700310 Liberty Hall Dublin, Ireland With Leo OŽKelly
Thanks to Leo OŽKelly

Promoted by Peter Fallon
Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700313 Franciscan Hall Limerick, Ireland Promoted by Fr.Ralph

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700317 QueenŽs Hotel Ennis, Ireland Afternoon gig

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
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700317 Carlton Kilkenny, Ireland Night gig
Promoted by Eamon Langton

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
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700321 Greystones, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
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700325 QueenŽs Hotel Ennis, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
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700328 Astor Club Belfast, Northern Ireland Taken from Belfast Telegraph 700327

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Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
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700329 MaherŽs Bar Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
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700330 The Countdown Club Dublin, Ireland Promoted by Ollie Byrne

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700402 The City Theatre Limerick, Ireland Thin Lizzy, Skid Row, Honey Sweet & Jimmi Skinner

Thanks to Jeff Muir
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Thanks to Mike Maguire
Advert

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700404 ReynoldŽs Ballroom Longford, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700405 Carlow, Ireland Promoted by Eamon Langton

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700407 Carlisle, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700410 Carrick on Suir, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700411 The Countdown Club Dublin, Ireland Promoted by Ollie Byrne

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700412 Town Hall Newbridge, Ireland Supported The Hot Air Machine

Taken from Leinster Leader Newspaper

Thanks to James Durney
Advert

Promoted by Liam Kett

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700424 Zig Zag Discotheque The Carousel Belfast, Northern Ireland Supported by Pennyfeather

Taken from Belfast Telegraph 700424

Thanks to Adam C Winstanley
Advert

Promoted by Bill Fuller

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700501 Franciscan Hall Limerick, Ireland Promoted by Fr.Ralph

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700509 Longford, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700510 QueenŽs University McMordie Hall Belfast, Northern Ireland Taken from Belfast Telegraph 700509

Thanks to Adam C Winstanley
Advert

Promoted by StudentŽs Union Paul Charles?

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700511 The Town and Country Club Dublin, Ireland Supported by Portraits

Taken from Evening Herald 700511

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Advert

Promoted by Bill Fuller

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700515 Franciscan Hall Limerick, Ireland Promoted by Fr.Ralph

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700516 The Crescent Ballroom Athlone, Ireland Promoted by Associated Ballrooms owned by Con Hynes

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700519 The Countdown Club Dublin, Ireland Promoted by Ollie Byrne

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700524 Carlton Kilkenny, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700531 StudentŽs Club Cork, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700601 The Town and Country Club
(Pop night out)
Dublin, Ireland Taken from Evening Herald 700530

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Advert
700613   Dundalk, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700614   Swords, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700620 ReynoldŽs Ballroom Longford, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700621 Crystal Ballroom (became McGonagles) Dublin, Ireland Afternoon gig
Promoted by Bill Fuller

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700626 Embassy Ballroom Derry, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700627 St. VincentŽs School Glasnevin, Ireland Promoted by Ronan Collins

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700628 Kilkenny, Ireland Afternoon gig
Promoted by Eamon Langton

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700628 StudentŽs Club Cork, Ireland Night gig

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700703 Palmerstown, Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700704 Terenure, Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700705 Fairview, Dublin, Ireland Promoted by Sean Maguire

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
 
700711 Countdown Club Dublin, Ireland Taken from Evening Herald 700711

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Article

Promoted by Ollie Byrne

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700712 Glasnevin Lawn Tennis Club Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Article
700714 St. AidanŽs Hall Dublin, Ireland Promoted by Michael Grimes
Progressive Music Concert:
Grannies Intentions, Blueshouse, The Urge, Macbeth, Switch, Thin Lizzy, White Magic, 
The Few,
also with Crazy Cajun (with Paddy Lynch on guitar) and Jangle Dangle with Jimmy Faulkner and Pat Farrell on guitars
Thanks to Michael Grimes and Dave Gorman (The Urge)
Story

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700718 Club A Go Go Dublin, Ireland Promoted by John Ryan

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700725 Afton Club Dundalk, Ireland
7007?? Line-up: Philip Lynott, Brian Downey, Eric Bell

The bands manager Terry OŽNiell called for a meeting to discuss finances. The message from Terry was that the band had to get rid of one of the members, because there wasnŽt enough money to four members. Eric Wrixon quit the band and shortly after he headed for Sweden


The photo on the poster originally had Eric Wrixon in the photograph on the right but was turned 90 degrees anti clockwise and cut.
Thanks to Terry OŽNeill

700731 Thin Lizzy release their first single The Farmer

700802 Castaways Club Clondalkin, Ireland Promoted by Dan McGratten

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700803 The Star Club Dublin, Ireland Promoted by Dermot Latham

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700804 TiffanyŽs Dublin, Ireland Promoted by Larry Kehoe

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700806 St. JohnŽs Hall CYMS Tralee, Ireland Irish ABC Ballroom tour between showbands sets.
700807 St. AidanŽs Hall Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700808 Club A Go Go Dublin, Ireland Promoted by John Ryan

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700809   Ballina, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700813 Aras Phedraig Killarney, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700814 Revolution Galway, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700815 Pavillion Galway, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700816 The Television Club Dublin, Ireland Afternoon gig

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700816   Fairview, Dublin, Ireland Night gig
Promoted by Sean Maguire

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700817 The Town and Country Club Dublin, Ireland Taken from Evening Herald 700815

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Advert
700820 TiffanyŽs Dublin, Ireland Taken from Evening Herald 700820

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Advert

Promoted by Larry Kehoe

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700822 Grounds Vernon Avenue
(Garden Fete in aid of Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf)
Dublin, Ireland Not sure if Lizzy played both nights

Taken from Evening Herald 700822
Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts

Article

Thanks to Jeff Muir
Article

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700823 Grounds Vernon Avenue
(Garden Fete in aid of Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf)
Dublin, Ireland Not sure if Lizzy played both nights

Taken from Evening Herald 700822
Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Article

Thanks to Jeff Muir
Article

700823 Countdown Club Dublin, Ireland

Promoted by Ollie Byrne

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700825 Marion Hall Tipperary, Ireland

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700829   Dundalk, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary


Thanks to Terry OŽNeill

700903 CY Tralee, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700904 Open Air Festival, Richmond Park Dublin, Ireland 8.30pm -3am
Mungo Jerry, Grannies Intentions, 
White Magic (Ditch Cassidy), Thin Lizzy, Blues House, Gipsy, Portrait, Teddie Palmer and the Rumble Band

Taken from Evening Herald 700903

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Advert

Promoted by Michael Grimes

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700905 Temparance Hall Longford, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700906 The Star Club Dublin, Ireland Taken from Evening Herald 700904

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts

Advert

Promoted by Dermot Latham

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700907 The Television Club Dublin, Ireland With Real McCoy

Taken from Evening Herald 700905

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Advert

Spotlight Night Out

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700908   Dundalk, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700911 Festival of Living Music, Theatre Royal Wexford, Ireland Friday: Billy Roche and friends, The Dirty Dozen, John Breem, Gay and Terry Woods, Thin Lizzy

Saturday: Deep Set, Wexford L.O.S Chorus, Dan Klein, Peter Alexander, Sacha Abrams

Sunday: Byrne Sisters and Danny Doyle, RTELO and Tara Telephone

Thanks to Hugo McGuinness
Article

Promoted by Frank Sinnott

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700912 Club A Go Go Dublin, Ireland Promoted by John Ryan

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700913 St John of Gods Islandbridge, Dublin, Ireland + Free concert

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700917 TiffanyŽs Dublin, Ireland Taken from Evening Herald 700917

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Advert

Promoted by Larry Kehoe

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

700918 Jimi Hendrix dies
Philip and Eric Bell held a wake for him at The Baileys in Dublin
700919 Hangar Galway, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
700920-700930 Holiday
Philip, Brian and Terry to Manchester and London for PhilipŽs 21st birthday
   


Thanks to Terry OŽNeill

701001 TiffanyŽs Dublin, Ireland Promoted by Larry Kehoe

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

701003 St.PaulŽs Collage Raheny, Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701004 Hotel Silver Swan Sligo, Ireland Lizzy played for Sligo Sailing Club

Thanks to Gerry Gallagher

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

701008 The Star Club Dublin, Ireland

Promoted by Dermot Latham

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

701010 Club A Go Go Dublin, Ireland Promoted by John Ryan

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701011 Glasnevin Lawn Tennis Club Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701014 National Stadium Dublin, Ireland Supporting Taste
Promoted by Jim Aiken

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701016 St. AidanŽs Hall Dublin, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
701017 The Crescent Ballroom Athlone, Ireland Promoted by Associated Ballrooms owned by Con Hynes

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701023 Town Hall Newry, Northern Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701024   Dundalk, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701029 National Stadium Dublin, Ireland Supporting Fleetwood Mac

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

701030 The Television Club Dublin, Ireland R.T.E Like Now!

Thanks to Hugo McGuinness and Steve Rawson
Advert, Story

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

701030 Catholic University School Dublin, Ireland

Thanks to Hugo McGuinness and Steve Rawson
Stories

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

701031 St PaulŽs College Raheny, Dublin, Ireland

Thanks to Hugo McGuinness,
Article

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

701101 Crystal Ballroom (became McGonagles) Dublin, Ireland Afternoon gig
Promoted by Bill Fuller

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701101 Town Hall Newbridge, Ireland Night gig
Promoted by Liam Kett

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701102 CY Tralee, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
7011 ZhivagoŽs Dublin, Ireland Brian Tuite LizzyŽs manager arranged an audition for Frank Rogers from Decca Records.
Frank was impressed by Thin Lizzy and signed the band. Brian Tuite wanted a three years contract and also a deal for an LP each year and also a single. Brian also wanted Decca to pay for the making of the LP

Lizzy opened with the track
Look what the wind blew in
701105 Abbey Theatre (National Theatre of Ireland), Peacock Theatre was in the ground floor of the main theatre Dublin, Ireland (Lizzy play separately for Scott English and Dick Rowe. Signed for Decca)
Trouble at Lizzy gig in Dublin when someone lets off a CS gas bomb.
701107 Club A Go Go Dublin, Ireland Promoted by John Ryan

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701108 Hotel Silver Swan Sligo, Ireland Lizzy played for Sligo Sailing Club

Thanks to Gerry Gallagher

701113 The Television Club Dublin, Ireland

RTE TV Like Now ?

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

701113 Mayfair Kilkenny, Ireland Supported by Black Aces

Taken from Kilkenny People 701106

Thanks to Adriano De Ruscio
Advert

Thanks to Jeff Muir
Advert

Promoted by Associated Ballrooms owned by Con Hynes

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

701114   Dundalk, Ireland Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701115 Crystal Ballroom (became McGonagles) Dublin, Ireland Afternoon gig
Promoted by Bill Fuller

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701115 Glasnevin Lawn Tennis Club Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland Night gig

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701118 Peacock Theatre Dublin, Ireland (Midday sessions + Poets)

Taken from Evening Herald 701114

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts
Article

Promoted by Joe Dowling and Brian Murray

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill

701120 Franciscan Hall Limerick, Ireland Promoted by Fr.Ralph

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701121 The Crescent Ballroom Athlone, Ireland Promoted by Associated Ballrooms owned by Con Hynes

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701122 The Countdown Club Dublin, Ireland Promoted by Ollie Byrne

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary
701128 The Star Club Dublin, Ireland

Promoted by Dermot Latham

Thanks to Terry OŽNeill
Diary

701212 Afton Club Dundalk, Ireland
701218 Peacock Theatre Dublin, Ireland (Lizzy play a lunchtime - session) Rehearsal for Chaos with Thin Lizzy

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents

Taken from Evening Herald 701216

Thanks to Dennis Bernaerts

Advert

Thanks to Jeff Muir
Advert

701226 Hotel Silver Swan Sligo, Ireland Thanks to Gerry Gallagher
70 Rugby Club Athlone, Ireland  
7012 Brian Tuite and Peter Bardon invited Ted Carroll for dinner. Ted listened to the acetate of Thin LizzyŽs first album. Ted agreed to join partnership with Brian and work with Thin Lizzy, Mellow Candle and Elmer Fudd.