#302 Phil Lynott / Alan Hardwick – 20 August 1949

Phil Lynott

Photo by Helge Øverås

Philip Parris “Phil” Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish rock musician who first came to prominence as a founding member, principal songwriter, and frontman of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. As leader of the band, Lynott’s vocals and bass guitar were a key element in the commercial success of thirteen albums, in addition to a string of hit songs. Lynott also embarked upon a solo career, published two books of poetry, and after Thin Lizzy disbanded, he assembled and fronted the band Grand Slam, right up until his death at the age of 36.

Alan Hardwick


Alan Hardwick (born 20 August 1949, Staveley) is an English television presenter based in Lincolnshire. From August 20, 1973 – 2002 he was a senior journalist, presenter, producer, and director with Yorkshire Television. Alan recently set up his own website, East Coast Television – his idea is to create a web based television service specialising in general interest programmes.


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