When I look at other blogs, from time to time posts appear where the authors remember concerts that are long ago or have only recently taken place. I really enjoy what I can read and be a member of their memories and brings back memories from gigs I was part of. So it is an easy way to start a new little series about bands and concerts I had the pleasure to see.
In 1975 my parents allowed me to go for a concert with an older friend. We went to see Bachman-Turner-Overdrive in a bigger gym where usually local basketball teams used to play. In my younger days I wasn't aware that there was bands playing to support the main act. And this was the first time I saw Thin Lizzy in their original line-up. They impressed me much more than the main act because they had the power BTO never had. I remember that they played Suicide and The Rocker, two songs that would get one of their trademarks years later. These songs built the blueprint of hard rock and metal which got famous genres at my place when I moved myself to punk and new wave. And yes, Phil Lynott had a great physical presence on stage. Not in the way he had years later but I could see that he was the man behind this little great Irish band.
Thin Lizzy - Suicide
Thin Lizzy - The Rocker
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town