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Phil Lynott

Irish singer-songwriter and musician, founding member of Thin Lizzy

Phil Lynott

Irish singer-songwriter and musician, founding member of Thin Lizzy
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birthday
20th
August, 1949
Death
4th
January, 1986
Birth Place
West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

Philip Parris Lynott (, LY-n t; 20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish singer, musician, and songwriter. His most commercially successful group was Thin Lizzy, of which he was a founding member, the principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist. He was known for his imaginative lyrical contributions including working class tales and numerous characters drawn from personal influences and Celtic culture.
Lynott was born in the West Midlands of England, but grew up in Dublin with his grandparents. He remained close to his mother, Philomena, throughout his life. He fronted several bands as a lead vocalist, including Skid Row alongside Gary Moore, before learning the bass guitar and forming Thin Lizzy in 1969. After initial success with “Whiskey in the Jar”, the band had several hits in the mid-1970s such as “The Boys Are Back in Town”, “Jailbreak” and “Waiting for an Alibi”, and became a popular live attraction combining Lynott’s vocal and songwriting skills with dual lead guitars. Towards the end of the 1970s, Lynott embarked upon a solo career, published two books of poetry, and after Thin Lizzy disbanded, he assembled and fronted the band Grand Slam, of which he was the leader until it folded in 1985.
Following Thin Lizzy, Lynott increasingly suffered drug-related problems, particularly an addiction to heroin. In 1985, he had a final chart success with Moore, “Out in the Fields”, followed by the minor hit “Nineteen”, before his death in 1986. He remains a popular figure in the rock world, and in 2005, a statue in his memory was erected in Dublin.

instruments played
bass
Vocals
Associated Acts

Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, Wild Horses, The Greedies, Skid Row, Grand Slam

Birth Name

Philip Parris Lynott

Genres

Rock, hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal, Celtic rock

Labels

Vertigo, Mercury, Warner Bros.

Occupations

Musician, singer, songwriter, producer, poet

Origin

Dublin, Ireland

Years Active

1965 1985

Name

Phil Lynott

Nationality

Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom

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