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19-08-05, 15:36
A statue is to be erected in Dublin today in the memory of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott.

The statue, which will be placed on the corner of Grafton Street and Harry Street, was commissioned by the Roisín Dubh Trust, which was set up to commemorate the life and work of Lynott.
The monument is due to be unveiled this evening by Lynott's mother Philomena and the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Catherine Byrne.

Among Thin Lizzy's biggest hits were 'The Boys are Back in Town', 'Whiskey in the Jar' and 'Rosalie'. They were widely considered to be the first Irish rock band to achieve success on the international stage.

Lynott also went on to have a successful solo career after Thin Lizzy split up. He died in 1986, aged just 36, after suffering heart failure as a result of a drug overdose.

The Roisín Dubh Trust approached Dublin City Council in January 2000 to attempt to get a statue erected as a tribute to the rock star and plans were approved by the council in February 2001.

Sculptor Paul Daly was commissioned to work on the statue after a competition to find an artist who could capture Lynott's charisma. The bronze statue of the rock star was cast by Leo Higgins and the plinth hand-carved by sculptor Tom Glendon.

A tribute concert to Lynott is also due to take place this Saturday night, 20 August, at the Point Theatre in Dublin. Gary Moore, Eric Bell, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson, Brush Shiels, Wheatus and Therapy are all set to perform at the event.

I'm going to this this evening. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

[ 19. August 2005, 16:38: Message edited by: spence ]

19-08-05, 16:10
Phil Lynott was great as Nathaniel on Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds. My favourite song on that album is The Spirit of Man. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif