Although he wasn't an original member of Thin Lizzy, Scott Gorham was the longest-lasting guitarist in the band's lineup. While his melodic and finely structured dual leads with whoever happened to be Lizzy's second guitarist at the time (and the list is loooong) proved to be highly influential and oft-copied by subsequent rock bands. Born on March 17, 1951, Gorham grew up in Glendale, CA, where he picked up a guitar and began playing in rock bands as a teenager. He befriended drummer Bob Siebenberg, who then relocated in the early '70s to England and found success with prog rock popsters Supertramp. He then recommended Gorham fly out to England in 1974 to try out for Supertramp, who at the time was considering adding another guitarist, but by the time he arrived, the group decided they wanted to go with a sax player instead.