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Good Times: Phil Lynott’s Stag Night In London

When The Vipers lived in London we did our very best to not pay for drinks. We were fortunate to have toured with Thin Lizzy on the Black Rose tour. We were friendly with the band and managed to hang out at Phil Lynott’s stag night.

Phillip and the guys in Lizzy were there, along with Lemmy from Motorhead, Ali McMordie from Stiff Little Fingers, Mark Knopfler, and John Illsley from Dire Straits, and The Chieftains.

* Photos courtesy of Sean Duffy.

Brian, Phil Lynott, and Mark Knopfler

Ali McMordie (Stiff Little Fingers) with Brian, George, and Paul

Brian, Scott Gorham, and George

Simon Kirke (Bad Company) with George

A tenner changing hands with Adrian Hopkins (Promoter)

Ali McMordie (Stiff Little Fingers), the boys with The Darts tour manager

Paul and George with Thin Lizzy crew

The late Paul Verner (Lighting Technician – Horslips) with me

George having a good time.


Ali McMordie
Ali McMordie with Mark Knopfler in the background

Paul copping a feel.

George and Brian reflecting


Lemmy with our lighting technician Sean Duffy
Ali McMordie and Sean Duffy

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