What killed Thin Lizzy?

What killed Thin Lizzy?

Lynott died in hospital in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 4 January 1986, aged 36, having suffered from internal abscesses, pneumonia and septicaemia, brought on by his drug dependency, which led to multiple organ failure.

What did Thin Lizzy change their name to?


Is Thin Lizzy Black?

Phil Lynott was the first black Irishman to reach the pinnacle of significant musical success, even if it was for a brief time. He started his dream team, Thin Lizzy, in late 1969 with his childhood friend and the band’s official drummer Brian Downey.

How old was Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy when he died?

36 years (1949–1986)
Phil Lynott/Age at death

He died of pneumonia and heart failure due to septicaemia on 4 January 1986, at the age of 36. Lynott’s funeral was held at St Elizabeth’s Church, Richmond on 9 January, with most of Thin Lizzy’s ex-members in attendance, followed by a second service at Howth Parish Church, Fingal on 11 January.

How long did Midge Ure play with Thin Lizzy?

Midge Ure was an unofficial member of Thin Lizzy between 1979 and 1980, co-writing one track with Lynott before stepping in to help out the band following the sudden departure of Gary Moore during a U.S.A. tour.

What country does Thin Lizzy come from?

Dublin, Ireland
Thin Lizzy/Origin

Who was the original Thin Lizzy?

Phil Lynott
Thin Lizzy are an Irish hard rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1969, the group originally consisted of bassist and vocalist Phil Lynott, guitarist Eric Bell, drummer Brian Downey and keyboardist Eric Wrixon.

Who was Leslie crowthers daughter married to?

On 14 February 1980, Lynott married Caroline Crowther, a daughter of British comedian Leslie Crowther. He met her when she was working for Tony Brainsby in the late 1970s.

Where was Thin Lizzy’s Live and dangerous recorded?

For the BBC Saturday morning TV series, see Live & Dangerous (TV series). Live and Dangerous is a live double album by the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, released in June 1978. It was recorded in London in 1976, and Philadelphia and Toronto in 1977, with further production in Paris.

Who is the author of the biography of Thin Lizzy?

Thin Lizzy: The Authorised Biography. Boxtree. ISBN 0-7522-0384-3. Byrne, Alan (2006). Thin Lizzy: Soldiers of Fortune. SAF Publishing.

Where did Thin Lizzy perform on the Bad Reputation Tour?

Thin Lizzy live on the Bad Reputation tour in 1977, during which concerts at Philadelphia and Toronto were recorded for the album. By the mid-1970s, Thin Lizzy had stabilised around founding members, lead singer and bassist Phil Lynott and drummer Brian Downey, alongside guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson.

Who wrote Thin Lizzy soldiers of Fortune?

Thin Lizzy: Soldiers of Fortune. SAF Publishing. ISBN 978-0-946719-81-5. Dimery, Robert (2011). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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