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Brian Downey

Brian Downey

Real/full name:
Brian Michael Downey
69 (born Jan 27th, 1951)
Place of origin:
Ireland (Dublin)


One of the founding members of Thin Lizzy. Along with Lynott, Downey was the only constant member of the band up until their break-up in 1984. Downey also co-wrote many Thin Lizzy songs.

Before forming Thin Lizzy, Downey had been in numerous school bands, beginning with The Liffey Beats, and briefly The Black Eagles (with Lynott). He moved on to performing in a local band, Sugar Shack, and ...


Friend from childhood of Phil Lynott.

'Allmusic' critic Eduardo Rivadavia has argued that Downey is "certainly one of the most underrated rock drummers of his generation."

Brian Downey's Alive and Dangerous

Drums (2017-present)

Funky Junction

Drums (1972)

Grand Slam

Drums (1984)

Thin Lizzy

Drums (1969-1984, 1985-1986, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1996-1998, 2010-2012)

1970 The Farmer (Single) Drums
1971 Thin Lizzy Drums, Percussion
1971 New Day (Single) Drums, Percussion
1972 Shades of a Blue Orphanage Drums, Percussion
1972 Whisky in the Jar (Single) Drums
1973 Randolph's Tango (Single) Drums
1973 Vagabonds of the Western World Drums, Percussion (as "Brian")
1973 The Rocker (Single) Drums
1974 Showdown (Single) Drums
1974 Little Darling (Single) Drums
1974 Philomena (Single) Drums
1974 Nightlife Drums
1974 It's Only Money (Single) Drums
1975 Rosalie (Single) Drums
1975 Fighting Drums
1975 Wild One (Single) Drums
1976 Jailbreak Drums
1976 The Boys Are Back in Town (Single) Drums
1976 Jailbreak (Single) Drums
1976 Johnny the Fox Drums, Percussion
1976 Don't Believe a Word (Single) Drums
1977 Dancing in the Moonlight (Single) Drums
1977 Bad Reputation Drums, Percussion
1978 Whisky in the Jar (EP) Drums, Percussion
1978 Rosalie (Cowgirl's Song) (Single) Drums
1978 Live and Dangerous (Live album) Drums
1979 Star Trax (EP) Drums
1979 Waiting for an Alibi (Single) Drums
1979 Black Rose: A Rock Legend Drums
1979 Do Anything You Want To (Single) Drums
1979 Things Ain't Working Out Down at the Farm (EP) Drums
1979 Sarah (Single) Drums
1980 Live Tapes (EP) Drums
1980 Heavy Rock (Split) Drums (tracks A5 & B1)
1980 Living Legends (Split) Drums (tracks B1-B2)
1980 Chinatown (Single) Drums
1980 Killer on the Loose (Single) Drums
1980 Chinatown Drums
1981 Live and Dangerous (Video) Drums
1981 Hey You (Single) Drums
1981 Killers Live (EP) Drums
1981 Trouble Boys (Single) Drums
1981 Renegade Drums
1982 Hollywood (Down on Your Luck) (Single) Drums
1983 Cold Sweat (Single) Drums
1983 Thunder and Lightning Drums, Percussion
1983 Thunder and Lightning (Single) Drums
1983 The Sun Goes Down (Single) Drums
1983 Life: Live (Live album) Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing)
1986 Archive4 (Single) Drums
1987 2 Great Pop Classics (Compilation) Drums
1990 Il Rock Nr. 83 (Split) Drums
1991 Dedication - The Very Best of Thin Lizzy (Compilation) Percussion, Drums
1991 Dedication (Video) Drums
1992 BBC Radio One Live in Concert (Live album) Drums
1996 Whisky in the Jar (Compilation) Drums
2003 Live at the Regal Theatre Hitchin 1983 (Video) Drums
2004 At Rockpalast (Video) Drums
2005 Thunder and Lightning Tour (Video) Drums
2005 Greatest Hits (Video) Drums
2008 UK Tour '75 (Live album) Drums
2009 Still Dangerous - Live at the Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977 (Live album) Drums
2010 Jailbreak + Black Rose (Compilation) Drums
2011 Live in London 2011 / 22.01.2011 Hammersmith Apollo (Live album) Drums
2011 Live at High Voltage (Live album) Drums
2012 Live at the National Stadium - Dublin (Video) Drums
2013 Live 2012 Vol. 1 (Live album) Drums
2013 Live 2012 Vol. 2 (Live album) Drums
2013 Thin Lizzy / Shades of a Blue Orphanage (Compilation) Percussion, Drums
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Philip Lynott

1980 Dear Miss Lonely Hearts / Solo in Soho (Single) Drums
1980 Solo in Soho Drums, Percussion
1982 The Philip Lynott Album Drums (track 9)
2002 Live in Sweden 1983 (Live album) Drums
2006 The Lost Recordings (EP) Drums
Added by: inbeeritrust Modified by: Porman
Added on: 2011-04-11 09:41:42 Last modified on: 2020-02-15 13:04:20
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