Phil Lynott

1949 - 1986

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Philip Parris Lynott (, LIE-not; 20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish singer, musician, and songwriter. His most commercially successful group was Thin Lizzy, of which he was a founding member, the principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phil Lynott has received more than 4,495,873 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Phil Lynott is the 541st most popular musician (up from 620th in 2019), the 1,698th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,851st in 2019) and the 101st most popular British Musician.

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Among musicians, Phil Lynott ranks 541 out of 2,675Before him are Artie Shaw, Benny Golson, András Schiff, Âşık Veysel, DJ BoBo, and Ewa Demarczyk. After him are Sia, David Foster, John Lewis, Steve Howe, Alan Menken, and Marty Friedman.

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Among people born in 1949, Phil Lynott ranks 138Before him are Lindsay Wagner, Steve Perry, Walid Jumblatt, Paul Rodgers, Michael W. Young, and John Savage. After him are David Foster, Alan Menken, Christopher Hitchens, Georges Leekens, Leopoldo Luque, and John Toshack. Among people deceased in 1986, Phil Lynott ranks 93Before him are Pierre Fournier, Arthur Grumiaux, Aleksandr Akimov, Cheikh Anta Diop, Scatman Crothers, and Ding Ling. After him are Roy Cohn, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Liu Bocheng, Dick Scobee, John Bagot Glubb, and Valentin Kataev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Phil Lynott ranks 1,698 out of 6,924Before him are James Cosmo (1947), Robert Blake (1599), George Green (1793), Dunstan (909), Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930), and Karen Armstrong (1944). After him are Matthew Flinders (1774), Hugh Hudson (1936), James Fox (1939), William Beckford (1760), George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608), and Tom Hiddleston (1981).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Phil Lynott ranks 101Before him are Thom Yorke (1968), Paul Rodgers (1949), Nick Simper (1945), Robert Wyatt (1945), Martin Birch (1948), and Chris Martin (1977). After him are Steve Howe (1947), Roger Hodgson (1950), The Edge (1961), Dido (1971), Vince Clarke (1960), and Clive Burr (1957).