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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Raise a glass for Phil

TONIGHT the annual Vibe for Philo takes place in Dublin to remember the life, works and talent of Phil Lynott. At the same time it has been confirmed that there will be an exhibition on Phil's work to be held in Dublin in March.

Looking through some old material and viewing Pat McManus's pix on Facebook (Mama's Boys supported Thin Lizzy on the Thunder and Lightning tour) was a bitter sweet reminder of how good Thin Lizzy were, and how much a true rock star was Phil.

In two days time the Ricky Warwick fronted 'Thin Lizzy' will begin their tour: there are many who resent this continual flogging of the the Lizzy standard. Darren Wharton offered his explanation in this BBC article, but whether or not you back the new incarnation, or prefer the memories, raise a glass tonight, toast Phil, the true Rocker from the Emerald Isle.

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