Smiley Bolger, Brian Downey and Eric Bell share some memories of the late Phil Lynott.

On the fourth anniversary of the death of Phil Lynott, Shay Healy is joined in Nighthawks by the promoter, journalist and DJ Smiley Bolger, Thin Lizzy drummer Brian Downey and guitarist Eric Bell.

They discuss their friendship with the late Thin Lizzy frontman how his mother Philomena Lynott has struggled to cope with her loss. As well as talking about the great times they shared on stage, they talk about the pressures that success brought and the enduring loyalty of Phil Lynott fans.

Philo really enjoyed being a rock star.

This episode of 'Nighthawks' was broadcast on 9 January 1990. The presenter is Shay Healy.

Phil Lynott died on 4 January 1986. 

'Nighthawks' was a programme that was set in a bar/cafe where the presenter Shay Healy was also the proprietor. The content was a mixture of comedy sketches, interviews, music performances and music videos.

'Nighthawks' was broadcast between 1988 and 1992 and went out three nights a week.