In 1996 Thin Lizzy members Scott Gorham and Brian Downey and John Sykes gathered once again to pay tribute to the life and work of Phil Lynott and reunite the band. The ensuing tours were well received and resulted in the live album One Night Only. Though Sykes has since left to concentrate on his own music, the group continues to tour with new singer Ricky Warwick and recently recorded an album of new material under the name Black Star Riders.
7. Gary Moore Joins The Lizzy
For years Belfast blues shredder Gary Moore had filled in for his buddy Phil’s band every time one of his regular guitarists went missing or ended up in jail, but when Brian Robertson left for good in 1978 he became a fully fledged member of the Lizzy gang. The pairing wouldn’t last but did produce one of their best records, 1979’s Black Rose: A Rock Legend, and some legendary live shows. Though no longer bandmates, Gary and Phil remained friends with Lynott singing on Moore’s signature tune “Parisienne Walkways.”