Monday, January 4, 2010

Died on this date:

Phil Lynott
Aug. 29, 1949-Jan. 4, 1986
(Age 36)

Bass player and vocalist for one of the most underrated bands of the Classic Rock genre, Thin Lizzy.  Phil had a great voice and was a damn good bassist.  Bad Reputation and Jailbreak are classic Lizzy albums, well worth checking out.  They got yours truly through many long hours on the road and still occupy prime real estate on my iPod.

Phil was a biracial Irishman who unfortunately had the Irish disease.  Severely drug and alcohol addicted, Phil Lynott's body basically gave out after he collapsed on Christmas Day in 1985.  He died a little over a week later from heart failure and pneumonia.

Great song.  "The Boys are Back in Town"

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