"I had been invited by Thin Lizzy publicist Tony Brainsby to see the band rehearse with their two newly appointed guitarists, Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. Turning up at the studio as a naive and nervous 19-year-old, I knocked on the front door, which creaked open like something out of a haunted-house movie. Before I could step inside, I was confronted by Lizzy leader Lynott, disguised as a lunging, leather-jacketed lycanthrope. An unexpected development, because Phil was not a renowned practical joker. Growling and snarling, arching his fingers like Logan’s spring-loaded claws, he was clearly under the influence of some kinda supremely spicy cured sausage.” Geoff Barton 2023
THE NEW PORTRAITS SERIES FROM RUFUS
Portraits is a new series of titles from Rufus and will comprise beautiful 230mm square books, each presented in a slipcase, and will feature a range of artistes. Each title will be created using the work of a main photographer associated with the artiste, plus supplementary imagery to complement the main images. The books are printed and bound in the UK and presented in a luxury, foiled slipcase. The books are not signed but will be numbered and will come with an exclusive poster or print.
Portraits will grow into a series of books released across the year and will be produced in a limited, worldwide run of 666 numbered unofficial books.
PORTRAITS OF PHIL LYNOTT is the seventh in the series.