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Burnley's STREETFIGHTER is best noted for their ex-lead guitarist's exploits. JOHN SYKES left the band and joined TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY and WHITESNAKE before inevitably going solo in ventures that have seen the creation of BLUE MURDER and a string of successful solo albums in Japan.

In the wake of Sykes' departure STREETFIGHTER soldiered on by bringing in two replacement guitarists, Dave Senczek and Mick Kremoustoulis. When the band split Senczek created CANNES and guested on LEA HART's 1994 album 'Ready To Rumble'.

Bassist Merv Goldsworthy teamed up with a covers band for a four month band residency in Khartoum, Africa of all places. A return to Britain saw him as a member of DIAMOND HEAD, SAMSON and slick AOR act FM. Goldsworthy is now a member of THE SLAVES, an act founded with ex ROMEOS DAUGHTER and MEAT LOAF members.

Drummer Gary Taylor joined BUFFALO (as had an earlier STREETFIGHTER drummer Paul Milek) then TANK, before relocating to New York where he formed SHOTGUN RATIONALE with ex PLASMATICS man Chris Romanelli.

The band's sole legacy is a four track EP and a track, 'She's No Angel', on the 'New Electric Warriors' compilation album. Sykes has since recreated THIN LIZZY.

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