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Phil Lynott

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Philip Parris Lynott (20 August 19494 January 1986) was born to a Brazilian father and an Irish mother, in Birmingham, England and brought up in Ireland by his grandmother, Sarah. His father left the family shortly after his birth.

He formed the band Thin Lizzy around 1969 in Dublin.

In 1980, Phil Lynott went solo, and in the same year married Caroline, the daughter of British comedian, Leslie Crowther. When she gave birth to their baby daughter, also called Sarah, Lynott's response was to write "Sarah", a song in praise of the child and the change in his lifestyle that had resulted. The song was a big hit, as was "Yellow Pearl" (1982), which became the theme to Top of the Pops. However, Lynott was not free of drugs, and eventually died from the after-effects of an overdose, at his home in Ireland. He was only 36 years old.

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