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This boy is cracking us up – Phil Lynott's 1957 school report found

Clodagh Sheehy

Published 16/04/2014 | 02:30

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Letter from Philip Lynott’s school principal accusing him of being 'deliberately careless' with his school report. The document will appear in one of the most anticpated music tomes in years, 'Philip Lynott: Still In Love With You – The Life and Music of Ireland’s Legendary Rock Icon', available to those who make a 'pledge' in advance at www.pledgemusic.com/philiplynottt
Letter from Philip Lynott’s school principal accusing him of being 'deliberately careless' with his school report. The document will appear in one of the most anticpated music tomes in years, 'Philip Lynott: Still In Love With You – The Life and Music of Ireland’s Legendary Rock Icon', available to those who make a 'pledge' in advance at www.pledgemusic.com/philiplynottt
Phil Lynott
Phil Lynott

WITH a "disappointing" E for punctuality and a C in music, perhaps it was inevitable that the young Phil Lynott would become a rock star who ripped up the rule book.

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A school report for the Thin Lizzy singer has surfaced in an attic, and dates from July 1957, when Lynott was studying at Princess Road Junior School in Manchester.

It seems he was always a rebel – as he apparently discarded the offending school report on the street on his way home.

But his eagle-eyed school principal found it and sent both the report and a letter of censure to the seven-year-old's home.

The letter – handwritten on headed paper from Princess Road Junior School – is dated July 26, 1957, and was accompanied by the 'lost' school report.

It accuses the singer of being "deliberately careless" with the school report on the way home from school. The report awards him an E for punctuality.

The document has just been discovered in the attic of the late singer's mother Philomena Lynott among letters and items not seen for decades. 'Hot Press' magazine has been given access to the material and has been sifting through it with her.

Each week new items are being found, and the best of them will be featured in a new book 'Philip Lynott: Still in Love with You – the Life and Music of Ireland's Legendary Rock Icon'.

A percentage of proceeds raised will be donated to the Roisin Dubh Trust which was set up to keep Phil Lynott's legend alive.

The book will only be available to those who make a "pledge" in advance at www.pledgemusic.com/

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Irish Independent

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