Phil Lynott

Rock Singer

Birthday August 20, 1949

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace West Bromwich, England

DEATH DATE Jan 4, 1986 (36)

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Irish vocalist and bassist who fronted the hard rock band Thin Lizzy. He also had a successful solo artist.

Before Fame

He fronted his first band, The Black Eagles, at age 16.


He was best known for Whiskey in the Jar and The Boys are Back in Town, both top 10 hits in the 1970s.

Family Life

He married Caroline Crowther in 1980. The couple had two children, Sarah and Cathleen.

Associated With

He performed with guitarist John Sykes during his time with Thin Lizzy.