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28 Years Ago: Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott Dies

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Thin Lizzy's hard-living frontman and bassist Phil Lynott escaped the grips of crushing childhood poverty in Dublin, but ultimately couldn't out run his own demons. He died at 36 from heart failure and pneumonia on Jan. 4, 1986, having been admitted to Salibury Hospital in Wiltshire, England on Christmas Day after "a drink and drug binge" at his home.

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Gary Moore & Phil Lynott, ‘Parisienne Walkways’ – Rock’s Hidden Gems

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For every universally celebrated song, known to all and played to death by radio stations everywhere, there are countless hidden gems — album cuts that, for reasons unclear, somehow missed their predestined date with classic rock immortality. Songs like Irish guitar god Gary Moore’s timeless duet with Thin Lizzy leader Phil Lynott, ‘Parisienne Walkways,’ which made some waves upon its original release in 1978, but ultimately fell short of achieving its rightful stature as a true standard of rock balladry.

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Phil Lynott’s Mother Was Robbed on Her Birthday

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Philomena Lynott, mother of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott, turned 83 on Oct. 22 -- and some uninvited guests almost made it a very unhappy birthday.

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30 Years Ago: Phil Lynott Plays His Final Thin Lizzy Show

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On Sept. 4, 1983, Phil Lynott gave his final performance with the band he created, the amazing Thin Lizzy. By the start of of the 1980s, things were exceptionally busy for the band. Leader Phil Lynott was married at the start of 1980; he released his debut solo album, 'Solo In Soho,' that spring; became a father that summer, and issued a new Lizzy album, 'Chinatown,' that fall.

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Phil Lynott Statue Damaged by Vandals

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Investigators are looking for information after a statue of Thin Lizzy bassist Phil Lynott in Dublin was seriously damaged after it was apparently pushed over by vandals.

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Phil Lynott – August 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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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 fro

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott

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The late great Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy fame would have been 62 years old today (Aug. 20). He unfortunately passed away in 1986, after years of drug and alcohol problems. As we remember the substantial contributions he made with h

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