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Thin Lizzy: 'Fighting' Phil

Jon Tiven, Circus, November 1975

THIN LIZZY IS more than just your average rock band because Thin Lizzy features The Great Black Hope of rock 'n' roll himself, Mr. Phil Lynott. Phil hails from Ireland and rocks with a British accent, and his influences range from the hardest of heavy to the darkest of R&B. He's the walking embodiment of the Ultimate Voice (Paul Rodgers meets Rod Stewart), the Most Remarkable Bass Playing (Andy Fraser meets Duck Dunn), and an Uncanny Knack For Songwriting (strictly an individualistic sound incomparable to any).

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