Tuesday, 8 October 2019

A Stamp Dedicated To Thin Lizzy.

The leaflet that our postman delivered.  Do you like the Border Collie coasters?
An Post have just had two limited edition stamps Thin Lizzy stamps made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the band.  I will be getting mine this week.  Who knows they might be worth something one day?

Thin Lizzy are one of my favourite Rock bands.  I saw them at Manchester Apollo in November 1981.  When I was just seventeen.  It was the Renegade tour and the belted out all their classics.  Phil Lynott was a big Manchester  United fan and he was only 36 when he went to Heaven.  Snowy White was also in the band and I saw him again in 2013 playing in Roger Waters band in Warsaw.  I also saw other former Lizzy member Gary Moore play at Milton Keynes and I have seen Eric Bell play The Mariner in Bantry twice.

Somebody recently pointed out that Thin Lizzy's 50th anniversary is not until next year.  But does it really matter?  Fair play to An Post for printing the special edition stamps and dedicating to Thin Lizzy.  Fair play for posting the leaflet too.

Here's an appropriate Thin Lizzy  video called ' Dedication', enjoy!


18 comments:

  1. My best friend at school had a crush on Phil Lynott. As a teenager I found him slightly threatening though.

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  2. Hi Jaycee. He was a man with a lot of talent and great sense of humour. Thin Lizzy were brilliant live. At least we have got You Tube to remember our Rock heroes. Thanks.

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  3. To turn an Irish folk song into a hit rock song takes some imagination and talent. I think I'm right in saying it was Phil Lynotts idea behind Whiskey in a Jar.

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    1. Funnily enough Philip I recently told two friends the tale I had read about Whiskey In The Jar. Apparently Eric Bell kept playing it in between their songs and a record producer asked him to play it again and he did and they recorded it. Metallica have also covered this track.

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  4. I wish it was a band I knew of, back in the day.

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    1. I am sure you will know some of their songs Joanne. Whiskey In The Jar is a classic,

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  5. For a long time I thought the name was Tin Lizzy... go on, have a laugh at my expense.

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  6. Not at all Valerie. Tin Lizzy was a Dandy or Beano comic character. That's who the band was named after. Fans used to chant: "Lizzy" for more.

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  7. If genuine they will taste like whiskey when you lick them. Or should. Cheers! Dave.

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  8. You could be right Gwil. I won't be posting them. Cheers Gwil.

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