Phil’s corner, Harry Street, Dublin 2
Thanks Graeme Kelly
Sauvignon Blanc writes:
The great Philo has got a new niche. Should keep his Afro dry!
Name that location.
Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Dan O’Neill writes:
On my way to work, I saw a middle aged builder walking towards me. A big, burly fella with tattoos. Not the kind of bloke you’d want to pick a fight with. No softy!
Anyway, he stopped dead in his tracks. Looked up at this cartoon image of Phil Lynott (above) on the wall and with childlike awe, placed his hand on the image. That moment, a massive smile burst across his face.
We could all learn from his ability to appreciate the little things in life and let the inner child peep out every now and then. A nice moment.
Phil Lynott, bassist and singer of Thin Lizzy, and the daddy of Irish rock departed this life on this day in 1986.
Streaming above: a session version of Cowboy Song, recorded for the BBC on the 12th of February, 1976.
The most iconic Lizzy tune?
Harry Street, Dublin 2.
Harry Street, Dublin, this lunch hour.
Fighting his way back.
Previously: Guess Who Just Got Back Today
Philomena Lynott, mother of the late Phil Lynott, with Balla Bán Art Gallery owner, Frank O’Dea next to Phil’s statue outside Bruxelle’s on Harry Street, Dublin 2 and a portrait of Phil dressed as Charlie Chaplin
Phil Lynott’s mum Philomena receiving a portrait of her son dressed as Charlie Chaplin by Dublin caricature artist, Ray Sherlock ahead of this weekend’s Chaplin Film Festival in Waterville, Co. Kerry.
On Sunday there will be a Guinness World Record attempt to have the largest gathering of people dressed as Charlie Chaplin.
Also on Sunday, A Birthday Party For Phil will take place at the Bloody Stream Pub in Howth, Co Dublin from 3pm.
[Yuzuru Hanyu setting a World Record in the Figure Skating Short Program at 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia earlier, performance unavailable online]
Mark Geary writes:
This is a good news story…You may already know this, or it may be well covered in Ireland, I am in Australia, so I can’t tell. The Gary Moore song, Parisienne Walkways, with Phil Lynott on vocals, was played for the men’s figure skating gold medal: I am watching it now, it sounds like the LP or 12 ”version.
USA’s Jason Brown skating to ‘Reel Around The Sun’ from Riverdance.
Thanks James Cregan