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Phil Lynott: The Rocker

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  133 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Putterford's eye opening biography traces Lynott's youthful years in 1950s Dublin, the launch, success and break-up of Thin Lizzy. The text is a touching and sometimes shocking account of the life of the one and only black Irish rock legend.
Published March 11th 2002 by Omnibus Press (first published October 1st 1998)
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Martin Mulcahey
Mar 20, 2011 Martin Mulcahey rated it really liked it
Would give five stars if Lynott's own words were used. Well researched, and importantly it does not rely on "A friend of a friend" or "Insiders said" quotes. All quotes are attributed, but I wish the author would have infused the book with more quotes and statements by Phil from media interviews of the period. Perhaps, he did not want the subject clouded by his view of himself? A great introduction to Lynott, that would be rounded out by a reading of Philomena Lynott's 'My Boy' book. I thought t ...more
Janne Paananen
Kun on lukenut useampia musiikkikirjoja, niin alkaa ajattelemaan, että "onpa nämä veistetty samasta puusta". Putterfordin toteava, dokumentaarinen ja jopa lakoninen tyyli istuu aika huonosti tunnepitoisen ja tapahtumarikkaan musiikon elämän kuvaamiseen. Toisessa ääripäässä olisi tietenkin Törkytehtään tapainen reilusti yli vetävä, suorastaan sensaatiohakuinen tyyli. Totuushan varmaan piilee jossain siinä välissä, mutta jos elämäkerta tuntuu pahvilta eikä välitä... noh... elämää, niin miksi sitä ...more
Matti Karjalainen
Mark Putterfordin "Black Rose: Phil Lynott ja Thin Lizzyn tarina" (Johnny Kniga, 2013) ilmestyi jo 1990-luvun puolella, mutta suomeksi se saatiin julkaistua vasta nyt.

Phil Lynottin, Irlannin ensimmäisen oikean rocktähden ja Thin Lizzyn kiistattoman johtohahmon, persoonaa ja musiikkiuraa kuvataan bändikaverien, perheenjäsenten ja ystävien toimesta. Lukijalle hahmottuu mielikuva lahjakkaasta muusikosta, joka osasi olla sekä itselleen että läheisilleen niin tohtori Jekyll kuin herra Hydekin.

Sep 11, 2016 Tero rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kätevä ja hieman surumielinen pikakatsaus irkkubändin päihdehuuruiseen menestystarinaan ja lopulta bändin johtohahmo Lynottin (1949-1986) heroiiniaddiktion syvenemiseen. Näkökulma syntyy bändikaverien ja lähipiirin kommenteista. Kirjoittaja Putterford menehtyi itse marraskuussa 1994 melko pian kirjan julkaisun jälkeen.
Jan 13, 2014 Caroline rated it it was amazing
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This is an excellent biography of Phil Lynott and is very well researched. There is no hearsay. Phil's family, particularly his mother Phyllis, are quoted extensively, as are fellow musicians and bandmates such as Brush Shiels and the late Gary Moore.
This is a must read for Phil Lynott fans.
Apr 10, 2012 Ian rated it liked it
great on factual information but maybe it left some soul out. The endless paragraphs of tour dates and quick quotes almost seem like the plot line of a much much longer book. I did like a lot of the interviews but wish they could have been more complete.
Steve Indig
Jul 06, 2016 Steve Indig rated it liked it
Interesting bio of an important and tragic rock musician. Quality of writing is fair, and is generally biased from point of an adoring fan, although still lays out what led to his early death, without making excuses.
Matti Kari
Dec 04, 2013 Matti Kari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hyvä ja rehellisen oloinen. Surullinen.
Aug 03, 2008 Leilani rated it it was amazing
soooo good, and so depressing. i wish phil was still alive and churning out thin lizzy albums. they're one of the best bands of all time!
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