Dare – Road To Eden (Legend Records)

Keyboard wizard Darren Wharton was only 17 years old when drafted in as a guest musician on Thin Lizzy’s 1980 album Chinatown. Speed guitar legend Gary Moore had departed after only one album, 1980’s Black Rose, and had surprisingly been replaced by reflective blues merchant Snowy White, about as different from Moore as could be..

Photo by Mick Morton
Photo by Mick Morton

Brian Downey

It was Eric Bell who came up with the idea of Tin Lizzie, like the comic spelling. It was on a kind of a shortlist, and I remember sitting there going ‘Nah, that doesn’t sound too good…’ In my mind, I am whizzing back in time to the early 1980s. The New Wave of British..