About Phillip Parris Lynott
Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott ( 20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish musician who first came to prominence as a founding member, principal songwriter, and frontman of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy.
As leader of the band, Lynott's vocals and bass guitar were a key element in the commercial success of thirteen albums, in addition to a string of hit songs, notably "Whiskey in the Jar" and "The Boys are Back in Town". Lynott also embarked upon a solo career, published two books of poetry, and after Thin Lizzy disbanded, he assembled and fronted the band Grand Slam, of which he was the leader until it folded in 1984.In the period before his demise he had major UK success with Gary Moore with the song 'Out in The Fields', followed by a minor hit 'Nineteen'.
Lynott died on January 1986 at the age of 36.