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Wells Street Journal: The adviser who inspired Thin Lizzy

Readers editor of WSJ sister title Money Marketing Robert Reid sent shudders round the music world last week by pronouncing that ‘The Boys are Back in Town’ by 70s rockers Thin Lizzy was written about himself and friends as
young men.

Speaking at ex-MM editor Paul McMillan’s leaving party, Reid claimed his devilish good looks and all round macho image were the inspiration for the 70s classic before nodding convincingly towards those in his vicinity.

Reid maintained his stance despite suggestions from one anonymous source that it was actually alternative Thin Lizzy track ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ that grew out of his and his friends’ urban antics.

As readers editor of MM, WSJ hacks had no choice but to take Reid at his word.

However, MM journos did attempt to contact esteemed radio DJ Tony Blackburn for confirmation that the story was true.

Unfortunately he was unavailable for comment at the time of writing.

Inspired by Reid, the WSJ is now on the hunt for more songs that have been (or could have been) inspired by advisers.

Have you or an adviser friend had a brush with fame and fortune? If so, we want to hear from you! Tweet us @MM_WSJ or email



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