UPDATE: February 2nd 2012
There has been a rumour circulating that the "third party" referred to in the following article about the newly discovered Phil Lynott tapes was none other than JIMMY DONNELLY (see separate acticle below about Jimmy and his new book).
I have been able to determine that this particular rumour is unfounded. Today I received the following email from the Publicist at Milo Books (publisher of Jimmy Donnelly's book "Inside The Quality Street Gang")
No, unfortunately Jimmy isn't the man behind the resurfaced Thin Lizzy recordings (much as we'd like him to be!)
But the book is going great guns thanks.
All the best,
'Lost' Thin Lizzy tapes resurface
26 years after Phil Lynott's death
The Belfast Telegraph
By Ken Sweeney
Monday, 2 January 2012
A treasure trove of tapes stashed away by Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott will be released as a boxed set later this year.
Twenty six years after the Dublin rocker's death at the age of 36, more of his lost music will be heard by the public for the first time in June.
Shortly before he passed away in 1986, Mr Lynott gave 150 tapes to a third party for safekeeping. The cache of up to 700 songs has finally been released to record company Universal Music.
"This is an absolutely stunning find," Steve Hammonds, project manager behind the new Thin Lizzy box set, told the Irish Independent.
Click to read more.
An indepth look into
The HUEY LEWIS and the NEWS connection.
"CAN'T GET AWAY" and "STILL ALIVE"
Arguably his best work ever.
For complete info and background
on the album:
Diamonds & Dirt
PHILOMENA SPEAKS UP ...
Philip as a baby!
Philomena Lynott overcame extraordinary odds
to raise her beloved 'only boy'.
Now she tells of the second son and daughter
she gave up for adoption
- and why she kept them secret for 50 years.
Read more and see the photos ...
Check out the Tony Powell
Thin Lizzy Acoustic Project
You can hear his 2 CD's of acoustic Thin Lizzy songs at:
He has made the songs available for download for FREE!
Let him know what you think!
Enjoy! Long Live Philo!
DIRE STRAITS with "friend"
Brian ROBBO Robertson
27th of January 2001 -- Robbo at the Lantaarn in Hellendoorn, Holland
Photo © Copyright 2001 Martin Stassen.
John Sykes & Scott Gorham
Photo © Copyright 2001 Martin Stassen.
click to see MORE
Above photo © Copyright 1999 Wolfgang Guerster
Notice the look on Scott's face !!!
Photo © Copyright 1999 Martin Stassen.
Check out this studio album from
Includes a cover version of Thin Lizzy's It's Only Money
Click for more info
In a poll to determine
the greatest live rock album of all time by Britain's
Planet Rock Radio,
Thin Lizzy's live 1978 album
Live and Dangerous was voted
Deep Purple's classic Live in Japan came in second
UFO's Strangers in the Night came in third
The Who's Live at Leeds and
AC/DC's If You Want Blood, You Got It
rounded out the top five.
Here's the Top 40 results as posted on the U.K.'s Planet Rock Radio:
1. Thin Lizzy - Live & Dangerous
2. Deep Purple - Made In Japan
3. UFO - Strangers In The Night
4. The Who - Live At Leeds
5. AC/DC - If You Want Blood, You Got It
6. Iron Maiden - Live After Death
7. Pink Floyd - PULSE
8. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive
9. KISS - Alive
10. Genesis - Seconds Out
11. Status Quo - Live!
12. Yes - Yessongs
13. Jethro Tull - Bursting Out
14. Hawkwind - Space Ritual
15. Cheap Trick - At Budokan
16. Wishbone Ash - Live Dates (1973)
17. Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same
18. Queen - Live Killers
19. Rush - All The World's A Stage
20. Rush - Exit Stage Left
21. Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More From The Road
22. Motorhead - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
23. Humble Pie - Rockin' The Filmore
24. Uriah Heep - Live 1973
25. Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won
26. Queen - Live at Wembley '86
27. Asia - Fantasia
28. Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour '74
29. Whitesnake - Live in the Heart of the City
30. Allman Brothers Band - Live at Fillmore East
31. Slade - Slade Alive
32. Metallica - S & M
33. Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya Ya's Out
34. Free - Live
35. Rush - Rush In Rio
36. Thunder - 20 Years And Out: Hammersmith Apollo July 2009
37. Rainbow - On Stage
38. Woodstock Soundtrack
39. David Gilmour - Live in Gdansk
40. Judas Priest - Unleashed In The East
About Planet Rock:
The UK's classic rock station is the home of
Alice Cooper's breakfast show, Rick Wakeman's Saturday show
and is the only national radio station dedicated to playing classic rock.
Tune in on DAB Digital Radio, Sky 0110, Virgin Media 924, Freesat 730,
online at www.planetrock.com or on your iPhone.
THIN LIZZY's seminal double live album "Live & Dangerous" is consistently featured in polls as one of the greatest live albums of all time. Yet it is (reputedly) not really a live record at all as it features overdubs and post-production across the album.
Still Dangerous is the raw, unadulterated, untouched sound of THIN LIZZY
at the absolute height of its powers.
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