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Friday, June 14, 2013

Parker plans Belfast slot

AS part of his first UK tour in 30 years critically acclaimed songwriter Graham Parker is appearing at Limelight2 on September 22nd.

Younger readers will immediately be baffled by this name, and even less his band from the 70s and 80s, Graham Parker and the Rumour.

Even more so the fact that his witty, class-conscious lyrics have influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen, through to Bob Geldof and Frank Black.

But, you may remember a band that changed large chunks of musical history on these islands by the name of Thin Lizy.

Phil Lynott was quoted as an admirer of Parker and during the tour that led to the recording of Live and Dangerous Graham Parker and The Rumour were the support act and their saxophonist played for Lizzy every night of the tourr.

Tickets for Graham Parker's solo slot at Limelight2 are available now at all usual outlets, priced £16 (+booking fee).

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