Eric Bell one of the founding members and the original guitarist of legendary Rock Group “Thin Lizzy”
has been announced as one of the headline acts for this year’s Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival in Ballyshannon.
This year’s festival that takes place between Thursday 29th May and Sunday 1st June 2014.
Eric Bell will join other announced acts including Rory Gallagher’s Band members Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna with the “Band of Friends” that features guitarist Marcel Scherpenzeel, Pat McManus Band (ex. Mama’s Boy’s), Johnny Gallagher & the Boxtie Band, Sinnerboy (UK), Bad Penny (Germany), Dave McHugh Band, Moonchild and many more.
Belfast born Eric Bell is a world renowned guitarist and prior to founding “Thin Lizzy” he performed with Van Morrison’s band “Them” for a period in the 1960’s, before teaming up with Phil Lynott, Brian Downey and Eric Wixon in 1969 to form “Thin Lizzy”.
As lead guitarist he played on Thin Lizzy’s first three albums entitled “Thin Lizzy”, “Shades of a Blue Orphanage” and “Vagabonds of a Western World” as well as the bands hit single “Whiskey in the Jar”. Eric Bell co-wrote a number of songs with Lynott and Downey, including “The Rocker” which became a live favourite throughout the band’s lifetime.
After departing “Thin Lizzy” owing to the pressures of recording, touring and the excesses of the rock star lifestyle taking its toll, he was replaced by one Gary Moore.
Eric Bell is renowned as one of Ireland’s finest Rock guitarists and is widely referred to as genius in Rock guitarist circles.
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