In 1974, Gorham took a leap of faith with his good friend (and brother-in-law) Bob Siebenberg, a local drummer who had decided to fly to London to try out for an open slot in Supertramp. Siebenberg knew there were multiple openings in the band and encouraged Gorham to tag along to see if he could catch on with Roger Hodgson and company, as well. He didn’t, and after nearly six months in the U.K., it appeared Gorham’s visa would fritter away without him landing any gig at all.
Then came word that a transplanted Irish band, working in London, was looking to fill two guitar slots. Gorham hadn’t heard of the band Thin Lizzy — and he hated the name — but he loved the music they made together at the audition, and he took the £30/week gig the moment they offered it to him. He also connected almost immediately with the band’s frontman, Phil Lynott.
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