This Day in Music History

19 Aug 2005

todayAugust 19, 2022

Background

A life-size bronze statue designed by Paul Daly of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street in Dublin. The ceremony was attended by his former Thin Lizzy band members Gary Moore, Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham. Lynott who died in 1986 aged 36 had a string of hits including ‘Whiskey in the Jar’, ‘The Boys are Back in Town’, ‘Jailbreak’ and ‘Waiting for an Alibi’.

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