PHIL LYNOTT - Thin Lizzy leader, songwriter, black Irishman, and rock legend, passed away on January 4 1986, at the tragically young age of 36.
Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, Phil wrote the majority of Thin Lizzy songs - many of which are now rock classics - featured on such marvellous albums as Fighting, Jailbreak, Johnny The Fox, and Black Rose.
Thin Lizzy were enormously influential on the emerging heavy metal movement, with acts such as Metallica and Def Leppard citing them as inspirations. More recently, indie-rock bands such as Belle & Sebastian (witness the single ‘I’m A Cuckoo’ ) and Fang Island have acknowledged their musical debt to Lynott and Lizzy.
Galway will mark the 25th anniversary of Phil Lynott’s passing with the annual ‘A vibe for Phil Lynott’ in Monroe’s Live on Friday January 14 at 9.30pm, with Galway band Remembering Lizzy - who will, as always, provide excellent renditions of Lizzy classics.
Admission is €10. For more information contact Monroe’s on 091 - 583397 or 087 - 9783245.