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4th January 2017

phil lynott

Today, 4th January 2017, is the thirty-first anniversary of the great Phil Lynott's passing and the tributes and memories on social media have been relentless. Here's a selection of some that really tuoched us.

Famed producer Chris Tsangarides said the following on Facebook:

"It seems like a lifetime ago that my friend and mentor Phil Lynott passed away. He was a true inspiration and the definition of a rock star! I can only imagine what more we could have achieved had he lived. I still remember the sound of his voice and his dry humour.

"His wife Caroline once said to me that he must really love you. 'Why is that?' I replied? 'Because you're the only person that can get away with calling him Phil and not Phillip!' That still tickles me and It comforts me to know that there was a mutual love and respect for each other.

"My thoughts are with his mother, wife and daughters today. God bless my old friend, thanks for the faith you showed in allowing me to record your music! xx"

Black Star Riders guitarist Scott Gorham, Phil's Thin Lizzy bandmate from 1974 onwards, also used Facebook to express his sentiments while BSR themselves posted a great shot of Phil and Scott from the Lizzy heyday.

Darren Wharton, Dare leader and Thin Lizzy keyboard player on four studio albums posted the following on behalf of his bandmates while Frankie Banali, Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali posted some excellent pictures of Phil:

D'Addario, the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument strings paid tribute with the following tweet while Universal Music Ireland also paid their respects:

The tributes came from far and wide with French politician Marine Le Pen and TV Channel RTE both posting their appreciations.

This is by no means a comprehensive collection of the postings made today, just a selection of some that caught our eye.

Together they state just how much Phil Lynott meant to everyone and how his music and memory will always be with us.


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