John Sykes


Birthday July 29, 1959

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace England

Age 64 years old

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Guitarist and vocalist with Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and Blue Murder, among others.

Before Fame

He was in a band called Badlands along with bassist Neil Murray, who later joined him in Whitesnake.


He played with Thin Lizzy until the group disbanded in 1983 and played with them again when they reunited in 1996.

Family Life

He grew up in Reading, England with a sister and a brother and went to live with an uncle in Ibiza at age fourteen.

Associated With

Phil Lynott was his bandmate and the lead singer of Thin Lizzy.