Throwback: Happy Belated 74th Birthday, Phil Lynott!

The past week or so has been a rather auspicious one in music history:

The past week has been so busy that I forgot a music birthday: Thin Lizzy frontman and overall pioneer, Phil Lynott was born 74 years ago on August 20. Thin Lizzy was one of the hardest bands of their day — and were quietly influential: Metallica even covered Thin Lizzy’s “Whiskey in the Jar” on their Garage, Inc. cover album.

Tragically, we lost Phil 37 years ago at the all too young age of 36. But the music still kick ass.

Happy birthday, Phil. Happy birthday, wherever you are!