Rock Musician. Born 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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