Thursday 27 November 2014

Fans mark Lynott's anniversary

Published 05/01/2013 | 05:00

HE can still draw the crowds.

Cathal (13) and Muireann O'Gara (9), from Co Wexford, are far too young to ever have seen guitar legend Phil Lynott in the flesh – so instead they turned to his bronze statue off Dublin's Grafton Street.

Yesterday marked the 27th anniversary of the Thin Lizzy frontman's death and the life-size statue on Harry Street was the focus for many fans as they remembered their hero.

Last night, several hundred friends and fans gathered at the Button Factory in Temple Bar for the annual Vibe for Philo music event which commemorates the guitarist's death.

Lynott, who battled drug and alcohol addiction, was just 36 when he died in 1986.

Irish Independent

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