George Lynch isn’t categorically my favorite guitarist, but his achievements in hard rock/heavy metal music are evident.
He was born in 1954 (28th September) in Spokane, Washington. George started playing guitar as a child (he was 10 years old). When Lynch was a teenager he formed two bands – The Boyz and Xciter. His fame was still developing, but the most prominent years for him, he spends playing with Dokken.
Dokken – Breaking The Chains (Live 1982)
George joined Dokken in early 1980’s. Both ‘Dokken’ band and Lynch gained in popularity – he was perfect guitarist and songwriter. Thanks to his abilities, ‘Dokken’ albums became albums such as ‘Under Lock And Key’ and ‘Back For The Attack’.
Lynch recorded 5 albums with Dokken (1983 – 1988), thanks to band songs popularity, he became one of “most influential rock guitarist”. The crowning of this was earning Grammy award for the Best Rock Instrumental in 1989.
Dokken – Heaven Sent
Unfortunately, Don Dokken and George Lynch didn’t like each other and both went his own way. Don Dokken recorded solo album “Up from the Ashes” in 1990. George Lynch with his new band – Lynch Mob recorded two albums: ‘Wicked Sensation’ in 1990 and ‘Lynch Mob’ in 1992.
All ‘Dokken’ members reunited in 1994. “Lynch agreed to put all differences aside to give it a go once more.”1.
He recorded 11 albums with ‘Dokken’, 8 with ‘Lynch Mob’ 10 as a Solo, and few another albums.
Lynch Mob – Wicked Sensation
Ozzy Osbourne propositions
He was asked twice times to join ‘Ozzy Osbourne’ band, first in 1979 (finally Randy Rhoads was hired), and again (in replace for Brad Gills) – this time he was hired for 3 days, but after all Ozzy hired Jake E. Lee.2