How tall was Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott's Height

6ft 1 (185.4 cm)

Irish singer and musician, best remembered for fronting the band Thin Lizzy. On his own passport he wrote 6ft 1 as his height.

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Average Guess (20 Votes)
6ft 1.49in (186.7cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jan/23
@ Tubbs - I read 6ft2 for Phil in my teen magazines, so he must have been that height in the morning.

6ft1.5 overall. 🎸🎤🎼🎶🎵
Tubbs said on 28/Jan/23
Just seen Phil’s passport pre 1973 which states his place of birth as West Bromwich, and height as 6’2”
Tubbs said on 13/Jan/23
Definitely above 6’1”, just one of those guys that you know was tall, he wore boots on occasion, but also wore Chuck Taylor’s a lot, at least 6’2”, think his mother mentioned his size when she described finding him on unconscious in a cold bath weeks before he died, said she didn’t know how she got him out considering the size of him. One of the most underrated artists from the classic rock era, live and dangerous is a must for any music fan. Big Philo was 6’2” for me needs upgrading to atleast 1m87
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Jul/22
Ah! The beautiful musician Phil Lynott! How can I possibly have been listening to Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds without visiting Phil’s page?

What a charismatic voice this great singer had! His contribution on War of the Worlds has possibly produced more goose pimples on my arms than any other singer has, but let’s face it - each performance was exceptional.

When I was 19 and my Mum and brother were on holiday in Wales, I used to have a few friends round to socialise until the early hours. One of them was a dead ringer for Phil Lynott, and I called him Phil so much that I forgot his real name! He loved it, and quite understandably so. He was a tall guy as well, or he wouldn’t exactly have fitted the bill.

Regarding Gary Moore’s height, Keith, I have found 5ft6 for him. I’ve checked out quite a few pictures of Gary with Phil, and though he was a considerable chunk shorter, it’s hard to say whether it’s all of 7-7.5”.

I’m going with the average of 6ft1.5 for Phil. 🕯🎶🎸
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Oct/21
Isn't it great that they have an advert on our tellies using the Thin Lizzy song 'Dancing In The Moonlight' all of 35 years after Phil left this mortal coil? Phil was married to Caroline Crowther, the daughter of entertainer Leslie Crowther, who adored Phil and was heartbroken when he died so suddenly in early January, 1986, aged only 36. 😢

RIP Phil 🕯️ XXX
20th August 1949 - 4th January 1986

6ft1.5. 🎶🎧🎵 He was known for his tall height, not to mention his fabulous music, which he wrote from the heart.
Alan mctavish said on 25/Sep/21
Tavy@ you could tell he was a tall guy with those long legs nearly danngling off the stage lol i thought he must be 6'2" flat footed and not counting the afro. With that all added in he would have been huge at over 6'6" becouse those boots he wore were at least 2 to 3 inches. And hes afro would be at least 3 inches. So thats 5 to 6 inches added on to a guy at least 6'1". Gary moore said he was a giant. His music was just brilliant, he was ahead of his time. There album 'black rose' was just magic. And 'jailbreak' and so many more. I loved there single 'yellow pearl' and it became the tune on top of the pops run down of the uk charts. Ye dont get any better than that. But he had so many great singles. Its strange becouse they werent my favourite band but i feel as if hes still and always will be sadly missesd even 35 years later.
Keith 5'10 said on 17/May/20
@Rob - Yeah, the 70s I guess. It's very tricky.
I found pictures of Gary with more normal shoes:
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Keith 5'10 said on 13/May/20
Hi Rob!. Any idea of Gary Moore's height based on this pictures?
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Editor Rob
Sometimes he can seem about 3 inches shorter, but remember these guys heel heights varied a bit and sometimes they had 2.5 range heels on.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/19
@ Rampage Clover - It's only now that I find your comment, so sorry about the delay in replying.

I had a pen-friendship with a DJ called Big George, who was 6ft1. I asked him! I used to phone him up while he was on air with his Greater London Radio heavy rock show. One evening, he started playing a Thin Lizzy song and then suddenly he ran out of time and that is when I started writing to him. He played it in its entirety the following week, but I can't remember which one it was, they had so many great hits!

Phil gets 6ft1.5.

⭐ Big George wrote the theme tune to 'Have I Got News For You' and many others. He died in May 2011 aged just 53.
Keith 5'10 said on 8/Nov/19
Strong 6'1 for the great Phil Lynott. Any idea of Gary Moore's Height Rob?
Lizzy said on 1/Oct/19
However tall he was he looked good! Legs for days even with Chucks on.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/18
Actually Sandy you do have a point. Those platforms were insanely big so possibly he was hitting 6ft4-5 zone in those...and that’s probably not even counting the fro!
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Apr/18
@ Rampage Clover - I can see him hitting FAR more, what with the huge platforms they wore those days! (The Seventies)

My six-foot friend was never less than 6ft4 (show off!) and often more! He hung around with rock groups and did session drumming with one.

So there you go! 😱

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Apr/18
With boots and hair he was probably hitting 6ft3 range...
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Mar/18
No Berta, though I totally see where you're coming from, and Phil did have a lot of great Afro hair, he really was a tall lad, and very likeable too!

He was married to the daughter of Leslie Crowther, who adored his son-in-law, feeling understandably depressed and down when he died of alcohol abuse, the poor man, at the beginning of 1986.

His lyrics were wonderful and honest, and you can gain some idea of his feelings by listening to the song, 'Got to Give it Up'.

I followed Thin Lizzy's career since I was a kid!

The truly great Phil Lynott gets 6ft1.5
berta said on 26/Mar/18
i think he gave strong 186 impression but the guy had afro and probably the 70´s style shoes that gave littel extra. this isprobably legit listing. 185 ish
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Feb/18
186-187cm could have been closer...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Dec/17
He's another guy who could have downplayed it a bit.
Tubbs said on 9/Feb/17
He wore converse a lot and still looked around 6'2"
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Feb/17
He looks a good deal healthier in the above picture.
I was very fond of his group 'Thin Lizzy', the music, the self-penned lyrics. Phil died far too young.
I would guess his height to have been 6ft1 or 2. Remember, those days, the shoes they wore gave them quite some extra inches!
I wasn't going to mention this, but I will. A few days before he died (1986 if I remember rightly), I dreamt that I was walking home my usual route when a car pulled up beside me to break the dreadful news. 🎸🎤🎸🎶
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jun/16
Those platforms probably brought him up to 6ft3 or over
Chaz said on 3/Jun/16
I was thinking he was 6'4'',Midge Ure said he was a giant,just shows you what cowboy boots and a Afro does,
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/16
I seriously would have thought 6ft2 at least. But he was very skinny so maybe just gave that illusion. No less than this though.
Editor Rob
I think his hair and thin build could probably make him look taller. Plus, footwear in his day at times may have helped.

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