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    A RARITY BY PHIL LYNOTT AND THIN LIZZY AT FONSIE MEALY

    Monday, October 2nd, 2017

    THE FARMER by Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy

    From Phil Lynott to J.  P. Dunleavy to the Thunder and Lightning final of 1939  Fonsie Mealys rare book sale in Kilkenny on October 3 is brimful of interest.  Lot 471 is an archive of records, posters and programmes relating to Phil Linnott and Thin Lizzy which includes their first LP, The Farmer (1,000-1,500).

    A first UK edition of The Ginger Man by the recently deceased J,.P. Dunleavy is estimated at 150-220 and the programme for the 1939 final in which Kilkenny beat Cork is estimated at 300-400.   Around 800 lots will come under the hammer.

    UPDATE: This was unsold.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 29, 2017)

    GARY MOORE’S GUITARS AT BONHAMS, KNIGHTSBRIDGE

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
    1963 Fender Stratocaster (£8,000-12,000)

    1963 Fender Stratocaster (£8,000-12,000)

    Guitars and amplifiers from the collection of Belfast born Gary Moore will come up at Bonhams entertainment memorabilia sale in Knightsbridge, London on June 29.   Moore played with Thin Lizzy as well as Colosseum II and (the original) Skid Row. On hearing of Moore’s death in 2011, Bob Geldof commented that he was “without question one of the great Irish bluesmen. His playing was exceptional and beautiful. We won’t see his like again.”

    Leading the collection is a 1963 Fender Stratocaster, estimated at £8,000-12,000. The guitar was a gift from the late Claude Nobs, founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival. It can be seen on live footage of the Fleadh festival in Finsbury Park, London in 2001, and the ‘Blues for Jimi’ DVD in late 2007. Also featured is a Fritz Brothers ‘Roy Buchanan Bluemaster’ guitar, estimated at £2,500-3,500. Moore ordered the guitar after borrowing a similar instrument from George Harrison, who was his friend and neighbour in Henley-on-Thames. Moore used Harrison’s guitar when recording a track on the 1989 album, ‘After the War’, but later decided to purchase his own to use for live performances.