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 Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott

Birth
West Bromwich, Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, West Midlands, England
Death 4 Jan 1986 (aged 36)
Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Burial Sutton, County Dublin, Ireland
Plot Plot 13 of the St. Polan's Section
Memorial ID 2012 · View Source
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Musician. Born Philip Parris Lynott in West Bromwich, England, he was best known as the singer, bass guitarist and principal songwriter for the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. In 1969, with drummer Brian Downey, he formed Thin Lizzy and had their first Top 10 hit with a rock version of the traditional Irish song "Whiskey in the Jar" in 1973. The gained international success in 1976, with the single "The Boys Are Back In Town", followed by "Jailbreak", "Dancing In The Moonlight", "Rosalie" and "Wild One". After the band's breakup in 1983, Lynott embarked in a solo career, recorded two albums and published a book of poetry titled "Songs for While I'm Away". He died of heart failure at age 36.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2012
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Phil Lynott (20 Aug 1949–4 Jan 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2012, citing Saint Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .