Lizzy's tour of the U.S. prevented further activities until late 1979, when a recording session featuring Lynott, Cook, Jones, Gorham and Lizzy drummer Brian Downey produced the Christmas single A Merry Jingle, aired several times by Peel in the festive run-up: according to Lynott, it took them three hours to make. On the first play, JP commented: "It has to be said that Messrs. Cook and Jones really do know how to push a record along when they get down to it."  TV appearances helped to boost the record, which reached number 28 in the U.K. charts, but to date it has never appeared on any official Lizzy releases, was unreleased in the U.S. and was the band's only release. (The B-side, A Merry Jangle, is the A-side played backwards, as John also noted.) The band quietly imploded after this as Lynott continued with Lizzy and Cook and Jones formed the Professionals.
Festive Fifty Entries
Other Shows Played
- 03 December 1979: 'A Merry Jingle (7")' (Vertigo)
- 11 December 1979: 'A Merry Jingle (7")' (Vertigo)
- 15 December 1979 (BFBS): 'A Merry Jingle (7")' (Vertigo)
- Late December 1979: 'A Merry Jingle (7")' (Vertigo)