Graeme Thomson is the author of several music books, including Under the Ivy: The Life & Music of Kate Bush, described by the Irish Times as 'the best music biography in perhaps the past decade'. His biography of George Harrison, Behind the Locked Door, was included in the Mail on Sunday's Best Books of 2013. One of the UK's leading music writers, his work has appeared in the Observer, New Statesman, the Guardian, Uncut, the Telegraph, GQ, MOJO and Rolling Stone.
An affectionate and unflinching book on Lynott . . . It's the substantive flesh Thomson puts on the bones of Lynott's personal life, though, that makes COWBOY SONG the truest measure of the man we have thus far - and a must-read for anybody ever smitten by Lizzy's fatally-flawed romantic. - MojoWell researched . . . poignant . . . revealing - RTE GuideA genuinely sympathetic portrait - UncutAn admirable book . . . there are times when Graeme Thomson's prose reaches astute heights and stirs recognitions - Irish TimesAffectionate, impeccably researched biography . . . an impressively well-rounded story - Mail on SundayHead and shoulders above the usual rock hagiography - Sunday TelegraphOutstanding - Belfast TelegraphEven non-Thin Lizzy fans will find much to fascinate in COWBOY SONG. Thomson's account . . . is absorbing - Irish Examiner