It was the single " Whiskey In A Jar" that pretty much had a lot to do with who the band Thin Lizzy became known, released in late 1972 yet charted in February 1973 at #7 in the U.K.

'Vagabonds of the Western World' LP, Wikipedia

Based on the success of "Whiskey In A Jar" the band thought time to get this band in full gear and do what we do best and that's make music.

Thin Lizzy recorded a third album titled, 'Vagabonds of the Western World' which was released in September '73.

The single, "The Rocker" never charted but it did become a crowd favorite during their concerts.

Phil Lynott passed away in 1986.

Phil Lynott 1985, YouTube




Original LP Track List:

  1. "Mama Nature Said"
  2. "The Hero and the Madman"
  3. "Slow Blues"
  4. "The Rocker"

Side 2

  1. "Vagabond of the Western World"
  2. "Little Girl in Bloom"
  3. "Gonna Creep Up on You"
  4. "A Song for While I'm Away"

Released September 21st, 1973. Never charted.
Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great landmark classic rock releases.

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Thin Lizzy performing, "The Rocker"