Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott Remembered By Fans

Around 300 people gathered at the Heritage Bar and Restaurant in Yonkers, New York to celebrate the life and work of Phil Lynott on January 3.

Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott Remembered By Fans
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Peter McDermott of the Irish Echo reports that around 300 people some who came from as far as Maine gathered at the Heritage Bar and Restaurant in Yonkers, New York to celebrate the life and work of Irish rock legend Phil Lynott on January 3, the eve of 24th anniversary of his death and in the process managed to raise $3,000 for charity. "We do it to keep the flag flying for Philo," said John Fitzmaurice, a bartender at the McLean Avenue establishment. "We usually pick a local charity or anyone who needs help. We did it for the Aisling Center for a couple of years," said Fitzmaurice, who hails from Glenamaddy, Co. Galway. This year Ardee, Co. Louth, native Shane Gorman, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November 2007, asked for donations at the door at this year's event. Gorman, who has been raising awareness about the condition in the Irish community, will donate the check to an MS charity. Thanks for the info to Blabbermouth.net.

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    tom1thomas1
    keithmoon15 wrote: one of the most underrated musicians of all time awesome band too, though most people only know thin lizzy for 'the boys are back in town'
    yeah I know I've heard them called a one hit wonder. chinatown is one of my favourite songs
    ich-komme
    I'll forever love Phil for the little quip on Live And Dangerous between Jailbreak and Emerald. "Is there anyone here with a any Irish in them? And are there any of the girls who'd like a little more Irish in them?" Sly dog.
    jammyninja
    With Thin Lizzy, I have actually found a "classic" rock band I like for more than just a couple of songs. His songwriting was pretty good.
    Led-Zeppelin71
    Black Hole Sun wrote: The title is just the most obvious thing ever.
    So true because ug usualy publish MIS leading titles!!! Rip phil!! Crumlins finest!!
    Primus12
    Bassist, singer, song writer, general all out legend. Much more than just a bassist, i mean come on he was black and irish how much more unique can you get ?!
    keithmoon15
    one of the most underrated musicians of all time awesome band too, though most people only know thin lizzy for 'the boys are back in town'