Thin Lizzy are an Irish hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. The two founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist/vocalist Phil Lynott met each other while still in school. Lynott, with an engaging and charismatic personality, took up the role of frontman and speaker for the band and led them throughout their recording career of thirteen studio albums. Thin Lizzy are best known for their songs "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" and "The Boys Are Back in Town", all major international hits still played regularly on hard rock and classic rock radio stations. After Lynott died, various incarnations of the band have emerged over the years culminating in the most stable line-up based around guitarists Scott Gorham and John Sykes, however Sykes left the band in June 2009.
Philip Parris Lynott
Born 20 August 1949, West Bromwich, Birmingham, England, UK
Died 4 January 1986 (aged 36), Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
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