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An exhibition to honor the Irish rock legend Phil Lynott, who died 25 years ago, is to be unveiled in Dublin this March.
The Thin Lizzy front man died on January 4th, 1986 aged 35. He passed away 11 days after collapsing at his home in Surrey, following a drinks and drugs overdose.
The exhibition, which will run at the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre throughout the month of March, will feature guitars, lyric books, school reports,personal letters, cards and Lynott’s shares in Manchester United Football club.
It will include a rare picture of Lynott with Bob Geldof at the old Irish Times building in Dublin and archived material from Hot Press.
Curated by Hot Press magazine, the exhibition is supported by Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Dublin Unesco City of Literature, Dublin City Council, Dublin Tourism and RTÉ 2fm.
“I’m really thrilled that the exhibition has become a reality,” Lynott’s mother, Philomena Lynott, told the Irish Times
“There is a huge feeling of goodwill out there towards Philip and so I think this is going to be an inspiring event for all of the Irish people who loved my son and his music. I’m really looking forward to it.”