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Scott Gorham, guitarist from Thin Lizzy and now the Black Star Riders, recalls the 70s with Johnnie Walker.

Scott was born in California but came to the UK in the early 1970s to audition for Supertramp. While that particular project didn't come to fruition, another one did. Guitarist Scott met Thin Lizzy's frontman and bassist Phil Lynott and the rest really is rock n' roll history. Forging the band's twin guitar sound, Scott helped pave the way for Thin Lizzy to become one of the most powerful rock forces of the 1970s.
When he eventually left Thin Lizzy in 1983, he left behind a legacy of studio albums from the 1970s that few can boast of, plus a legendary live album, 'Live and Dangerous'.

After Thin Lizzy broke up, Gorham joined Phenomena II, where he met Leif Johansen (ex-A-ha and Far Corporation) with whom he formed 21 Guns, releasing three albums. He has also played with Asia, the Rollins Band, and Supertramp. Gorham's sister Vicki married Supertramp's drummer Bob Siebenberg.

After playing in various incarnations of Thin Lizzy following Lynott's death in 1986, Scott eventually formed a brand new band, the Black Star Riders, in 2012. They have recorded three albums and are about to head out on a UK tour beginning in November 2018.

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • The Jimmy Castor Bunch

    Troglodyte

  • Pratt & McClain

    Happy Days

    • Television's Greatest Hits Volume 3 70s & 80s.
    • Silva Screen Records Ltd.
  • Queen

    Don't Stop Me Now

    • Jazz.
    • Island.
    • 12.
  • David Bowie

    Fame

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Mr. Blue Sky

    • The Very Best Of.
    • Frontiers Records.
    • T1.
  • Thin Lizzy

    Jailbreak

    • Best Air Guitar Album In The World II.
    • Virgin.
  • Peter Gabriel

    Solsbury Hill

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.
  • The Damned

    New Rose

    • Big Beat.
  • The Damned

    New Rose

    • The Best Of.
    • Big Beat.
  • Rod Stewart

    Mandolin Wind

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Mercury.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Say You Love Me

    • The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac.
    • Warner Strategic Marketi.
    • 13.
  • Canned Heat

    Let's Work Together

  • Mott the Hoople

    All The Young Dudes

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • Mott the Hoople

    All The Young Dudes

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Evil Woman

    • Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO.
    • Epic.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Evil Woman

    • Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO.
    • Epic.
  • Gary Numan

    Are Friends Electric?

    Performer: Tubeway Army.
    • Our Friends Electric (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Terry Jacks

    Seasons In The Sun

    • Million Sellers Vol.16 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Eagles

    Take It Easy

    • The Best Of Eagles.
    • Asylum.
  • T. Rex

    Get It On

    • Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • T. Rex

    Get It On

    • Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    Thunder Road

    • Columbia.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    Thunder Road

    • The Essential Bruce Springsteen.
    • Columbia.
  • Thin Lizzy

    Waiting For An Alibi

    • Mercury.
  • Carpenters

    Sweet Sweet Smile

    • The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More.
    • A&M.
  • Thin Lizzy

    Waiting For An Alibi

    • Thin Lizzy - Greatest Hits.
    • Universal Music.
  • Queen

    We Are The Champions

    • News Of The World.
    • Island.
    • 2.
  • Queen

    We Are The Champions

    • News Of The World.
    • Island.
    • 2.
  • Thin Lizzy

    Do Anything You Want To

    • Greatest Hits.
    • Universal Music TV.
  • Thin Lizzy

    Do Anything You Want To

    • Greatest Hits.
    • Universal Music TV.
  • Journey

    Lights

    • Journey's Greatest Hits.
    • Columbia.
    • 10.
  • Journey

    Lights

    • Journey's Greatest Hits.
    • Columbia.
    • 10.
  • Thin Lizzy

    Rosalie

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