Phil Lynott: The Rocker
Author:- Mark Putterford
Publisher:- Omnibus Press (2002)
No. of Pages:- 228
Product Dimensions:- 19.8 x 13 x 2.1 cm - 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight:- 0.4 kg - 0.88 lbs
Condition:- Used-As New
From the back cover:-
Wild man Phil Lynott was one of rock's most bizarre heroes.
A shy Dublin-born illegitimate half-caste raised by a strict
Catholic family, he was destined to become the first real Irish
rock 'n' roll legend.
He would also become a world-class sex & drugs hellraiser as
well as a skilful survivor of rock trends and fashions.
Mark Putterford's eye opening biography traces:
>Lynott's youthful years in 1950s Dublin,
> The launch, success and break-up of Thin Lizzy.
> The schizophrenic solo career, driven by excess and family ties
> The bitter feud that followed his tragic death.
This book also explores Lynott's visionary ambitions to fuse dance
music and heavy rock as well as his influences on the early careers
of future stars like Bob Geldof, Midge Ure, Huey Lewis and Mark Knopfler.
Using dozen of frank interviews with family, friends and band members,
Putterford gives us a touching and sometimes shocking account of the life
of the one and only black Irish rock legend: Phil Lynott: The ROcker.