Today in 1986, Irish singer, songwriter and bassist Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy died of heart failure and pneumonia after being in a coma for eight days following a drug overdose. Lynott was a dynamic frontman and singer who's unique husky voice contributed to Thin Lizzy's immediate recognizability and appeal. In 2005, a life-size bronze statue of Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street, off Grafton Street in Dublin.
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1957 - Fats Domino recorded "I'm Walking" in New Orleans. The single would eventually make to it to #4 on the pop chart and #1 on the R&B chart.
1977 - The Sex Pistols shocked passengers and airline staff at Heathrow Airport when they spat and vomited boarding a plane to Amsterdam.
2006 - The house where Johnny Cash lived for 35 years was bought by Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb.
Beth GIbbons, singer for Portishead, is 48 today.
Robin Guthrie, co-founder of Cocteau Twins, is 51 today.
Michael Stipe is 53 today.
Wilco's Nels Cline is 57 today.
Bernard Sumner, vocalist of New Order and formerly of Joy Division, is 57 today.
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