Phil Lynott’s daughters have revealed that we’ve all been pronouncing his name wrong for years.
The legendary Dublin rocker’s girls Sarah and Cathleen appeared on the Late Late Show last night and started out by setting the record straight on how to pronounce their name.
While the Thin Lizzy star’s surname is commonly pronounced ‘Linnet’, Sarah and Cathleen confirmed that it should actually be ‘Lie-not’.
And Sarah revealed that Philo was so irked by his name being pronounced incorrectly that he used to quip: “I’m not some feckin bird.”
The Crumlin man’s beloved daughters – who inspired two hit songs named after them – were on the show to talk about their dad ahead of the release of a new film about his life, ‘Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away’.
Cathleen told host Ryan Tubridy that she’s reminded of her dad every day due to her son’s resemblance to him.
She said: “My son, Oscar, has got mannerisms, he’s got his jaw, he’s got his height.
“He’s only 15 and he’s 6’ 5″ and very lean, very long legs and just these little smirks and eye rolls that are really dad.”
The ladies were appearing via video link and there was a spooky moment when a picture of their dad that was hanging up behind them fell off the wall.
Tubs encouraged them to place the portrait between them before they carried on the interview, reflecting on their memories of their dad who died at the tragically young age of 36 in January 1986.
Sarah said: “He was very fun and playful. He would grab us both by our hands and swing us round and we always crashed into each other.”
But Cathleen, who was just six when Phil passed away, sadly revealed that she has barely any memories of the singer.
She said: “I have vague ones that feel less tangible the more I think about them but one of the things I do recall is that we had a Mercedes car and I just remember him checking in on us but it’s more a feeling than a memory.”
Source: Celebrity News Ireland