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Phil Lynott – August 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

Phil Lynott
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Bassist Phil Lynott rose to prominence as the founding musician, primary songwriter and singer of Irish rockers Thin Lizzy. The band’s 1976 album ‘Jailbreak’ made them international superstars, most notably for the classic ‘The Boys Are Back in Town.’

Since Phil’s passing back in 1986 — after suffering from septicemia — the band has toured sporadically over the years, but never released new material.

However, this past June, it was said that the band is back in the studio. Thin Lizzy fans all around the world hope┬áthe material keeps Phil’s legacy alive. He would have been 63 this coming Aug. 20.

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