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Phil Lynott

Musician + Singer-songwriter + Producer
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Born Aug 20, 1949
Hometown West Bromwich
Died Jan 4, 1986
Death Place Wiltshire
Other Names Lynott, Philip Pa...

Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott was an Irish musician who first came to prominence as a founding member, principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. As the leader of the band, Lynott's vocals and bass guitar were a key element in the commercial success of a string of hit songs, notably "Whiskey in the Jar", "The Boys are Back in Town", "Jailbreak" and "Waiting for an Alibi".… Read More

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  • Caroline Crowther
    Married 1980
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  • Caroline Crowther
    Married 1978 - 1984
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Phil Lynott
Phil Lynott
d.1986

parents

  • Cecil Parris
    Cecil Parris
    Father
  • Philomena Lynott
    Philomena Lynott
    Mother, Age 85

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CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth Born on August 20, 1949.

TEENAGE

1965 15 Years Old Lynott was introduced to music through his uncle Timothy's record collection, and became influenced by Tamla Motown and The Mamas and the Papas. He joined his first band, the Black Eagles in 1965 as a lead singer, playing popular covers in local clubs around Dublin. … Read More
1968 18 Years Old In early 1968, he teamed up with bassist Brendan 'Brush' Shiels to form Skid Row. … Read More
1969 19 Years Old Towards the end of 1969, Lynott and Downey were introduced to guitarist Eric Bell via founding member of Them, keyboardist Eric Wrixon. (Bell had also played in a later line-up of Them). … Read More

TWENTIES

1976 26 Years Old …  It was not until the recruitment of guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson, and the release of Jailbreak in 1976, that made Lynott and Thin Lizzy international superstars on the strength of the album's biggest hit, "The Boys Are Back in Town". … Read More
1978 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1978, Lynott began to work on projects outside of Thin Lizzy. … Read More
1979 29 Years Old Lynott became friends with The Rich Kids' Midge Ure, who deputised for Thin Lizzy during 1979 shortly after joining Ultravox. … Read More

THIRTIES

1980 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1980, though Thin Lizzy were still enjoying considerable success, Phil Lynott launched a solo career with the album, Solo in Soho: this was a Top 30 UK album and yielded two hit singles that year, "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts" and "King's Call". … Read More
…  After the resignation of longtime manager Chris O'Donnell, and Gorham wanting to quit, Lynott decided to disband Thin Lizzy in 1983. … Read More
1984 34 Years Old 1 More Event
The marriage fell apart during 1984 after Lynott's drug use escalated. … Read More
1985 35 Years Old Lynott's last years were dogged by drug and alcohol dependency leading to his collapse on Christmas Day 1985, at his home in Kew. … Read More
He died of pneumonia and heart failure due to septicaemia in the hospital's intensive care unit on 4 January 1986, at the age of 36.
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