A MONUMENT erected in honour of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott will be unveiled in his hometown this month on what would have been his 72nd birthday.
The sculpture is located in West Bromwich Town Centre, where the musician was born and spent some time before moving to Dublin as a youngster.
Its unveiling takes place on Friday, August 20, which would have been his 72nd birthday.
“All planning permissions and licence agreements are now in place to allow us to go ahead and finally unveil the monument to Phil Lynott after nearly two years delay because of the pandemic,” Sean Meaney, who has led the fundraising campaign behind the monument, told The Irish Post.
“But now it’s all systems go,” he added.
The ground level monument, which is six feet tall, has been designed by Luke Perry, a local sculptor who has worked on several public monuments in the area.
Lynott, who was also the bassist for the iconic Irish band, died from heart failure in 1986, aged 36, after years of alcohol and drug addiction.
His mother Philomena Lynott, who died in 2019, aged 88, had always wanted to see a permanent tribute to her son in the town where he was born, according to Mr Meaney.
Next week’s unveiling will be livestreamed to Lynott fans around the world.