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Phil Lynott's Beloved Mom Dies

Irish Times

Thin Lizzy's late great frontman Phil Lynott became one of Ireland's most iconic and loved musicians, thanks, not only to his talents and prowess as a vocalist and bassist in a popular, hard rockin' band of the 1970's, but to his mother Philomena's efforts to keep his memory alive. She successfully campaigned to have a statue made in her son's honor. It was erected in 2005. Philomena Lynott has died at the age of 88 after a long battle with cancer.  New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio honored Regina Spektor at a Russian Heritage event earlier this week, for her numerous philanthropic contributions to music in the Big Apple. And indie singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens has penned an essay in honor of a Supreme Court decision from the late 1960's, which struck down laws banning interracial marriage. 


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