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13 vintage photos of Phil Lynott being effortlessly cool

RIP Philo.

PHIL LYNOTT PASSED away 30 years ago today, at the age of just 36.

Here are just some of the times he made it all look easy.

1. Hanging with a lingerie mannequin outside Brown Thomas, 1984

Source: Eamonn Farrell

2. On Duke Street in Dublin, 1984

Source: Eamonn Farrell

3. In Richmond, south London, 1980


4. Rocking a hat that would make anyone else look ridiculous, London, 1983

Source: EMPICS Sports Photo Agency

5. Effortlessly outshining Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Bad Company and ELO at a charity record launch in 1980

Source: EMPICS Sports Photo Agency

6. On stage at the Chateau Neuf, Oslo, 1980

Source: Helge Øverås via Wikipedia / CC 3.0

7. In an advert for the Wimpy restaurant in Dublin, 1968

wimpy Source: Brand New Retro

8. Hanging out with the band in Cuban heels, date unknown

Source: Official Thin Lizzy Facebook

9. In a Dublin fashion shoot for New Spotlight Magazine, 1972

Source: Brand New Retro

10. Live at St Georges Hall, Bradford, 1977

Source: RMarchewka

11. Looking moody in this record company promotional image, 1977

Source: Official Thin Lizzy Facebook

12. Posing with Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols at Hot Press in Dublin city centre, sometime between 1978 and 1981

Source: Patrick Brocklebank

This image appears in Patrick Brocklebank and Sinéad Moloney’s book Where The Streets Have 2 Names, published by Liberties Press.

13. And finally, leaning over the railings of the Ha’penny Bridge in 1982

Source: YouTube

Thanks to Brand New Retro for the use of images 7 and 9. Buy their book!

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Michael Freeman

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