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Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist and lead vocalist Phil Lynott, met while still in school. Lynott led the group throughout their recording career of twelve studio albums, writing most of the material.

The singles “Whiskey in the Jar” (a traditional Irish ballad), “The Boys Are Back in Town” and “Waiting for an Alibi” were international hits. After Lynott’s death in 1986, various incarnations of the band emerged over the years based initially around guitarists Scott Gorham and John Sykes, though Sykes left the band in 2009. Gorham later continued with a new line-up including Downey.

Lynott, Thin Lizzy’s de facto leader, was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band’s songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy featured several guitarists throughout their history, with Downey and Lynott as the rhythm section, on the drums and bass guitar.

As well as being multiracial, the band drew their early members not only from both sides of the Irish border but also from both the Catholic and Protestant communities during The Troubles. Their music reflects a wide range of influences, including blues, soul music, psychedelic rock, and traditional Irish folk music, but is generally classified as hard rock or sometimes heavy metal. Rolling Stone magazine describes the band as distinctly hard rock, “far apart from the braying mid-70s metal pack”.

All Music critic John Dougan has written that “As the band’s creative force, Lynott was a more insightful and intelligent writer than many of his ilk, preferring slice-of-life working-class dramas of love and hate influenced by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, and virtually all of the Irish literary tradition.”

Van Morrison, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix were major influences during the early days of the band, and later influences included American artists Little Feat and Bob Seger and the pioneering twin lead guitars found in Wishbone Ash.

In 2012, Gorham and Downey decided against recording new material as Thin Lizzy so a new band, Black Star Riders, was formed to tour and produce new releases such as their debut album All Hell Breaks Loose. Thin Lizzy plan to reunite for occasional concerts.

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Whiskey In The Jar Guitar Pro By Thin Lizzy

Downoad the Whiskey In The Jar Guitar Pro tablature by Thin Lizzy. This song and tablature will improve all aspects of your guitar playing including strumming, chords, timing and note-for-not riffs of the song. Please note that you need to have the Guitar Pro software to play the guitar tablature…

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Whiskey In The Jar Tab | How To Play The Whiskey In The Jar Guitar Solo

In this lesson your going to learn the whiskey in the jar solo the “Thin Lizzy” version taken from the album entitled “Vagabonds of the western world” which was recorded in 1973. It’s very important that you watch the video thoroughly because this is a very difficult lead guitar solo….

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Whiskey In The Jar Chords | How To Play Whiskey In The Jar By Thin Lizzy

In this lesson were going to cover Thin Lizzy’s classic Whiskey In The Jar. Although there is plenty of lead parts in the song to learn to make it authentic today we are going to focus on the rhythm sections…

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