Deep Dive: An AllMusicBooks Podcast

Episode 60: ”Cowboy Song: The Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott” by Graeme Thomson

August 31, 2021

Philip Lynott packed a vast amount into his 36 years. An instantly identifiable singer, charismatic stage performer and supremely gifted songwriter, the guiding spirit of Thin Lizzy combined the instincts of a wild man with the soul of a poet.

Author Graeme Thomson joins us and talks about Lynott’s unique childhood, his embrace of Irish history and mythology, and his fascinating contradiction between rock star excess and the shy, sensitive “orphan” raised in working-class Dublin. And, of course, Thin Lizzy.

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