THIN LIZZY is among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2020. It is the first nomination for THIN LIZZY, which will be represented by Phil Lynott, Brian Downey, Eric Bell, Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson.
To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier. THIN LIZZY has been eligible since 1996.
In an interview conducted last week, Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com asked Gorham if he ever thinks about THIN LIZZY's place in the Rock Hall. The guitarist responded: "Well, I don't. I don't even know what it takes to get into the Hall Of Fame, so I don't even kind of go there. I don't even know how it's done. I mean, do you get voted in or something? I have no idea. So, no, I don't go there at all. If it ever happens, that would be great. But, no, I don't think in those lines."
Since his untimely death in 1986, Lynott has left a musical legacy that continues to influence and inspire musicians around the globe. Even the legendary Bob Dylan has been quoted singing LIZZY's praises. Over the years, Lynott's songs have been covered by an array of such diverse performers as Henry Rollins, THE CORRS, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Randy Bachman, Huey Lewis, METALLICA and THE CURE.
In 1994, Gorham launched a new touring version of THIN LIZZY with latter-day LIZZY guitarist John Sykes. The group underwent several lineup changes before the arrival of singer Ricky Warwick and guitarist Damon Johnson.