Thin Lizzy Play Doctor Who Theme!

Somehow – as both a Doctor Who fan and a lover of classic rock (particularly that from the 1970s) – I was completely unaware of this clip until browsing Doctor Who Magazine last night.

The 1973 incarnation of Thin Lizzy – Phil Lynott on vocals and bass, Brian Downey on drums and the one and only Eric Bell on guitar – play an amazing version of the Doctor Who theme tune, the like of which  you’ve probably never heard before.

They even added lyrics! Yes, hear legendary rock legend of rock Phil “The Rock Legend” Lynott SINGING some rather nifty lyrics to the Doctor Who theme tune!


(Okay, I admit, they took a few liberties and dragged Ron Grainer’s original work off in a whole new direction, but still – it’s ACE!)

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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