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The Boy Is Back In Town

My Boy by Philomena Lynott & Jackie Hayden

2011 saw the publication of a totally updated version of My Boy-The Philip Lynott Story, the number one bestselling book Philomena Lynott wrote with Jackie Hayden in 1995.  


The new edition covers developments in Philomena's life since the book was first published, as well as full details about the birth of her other son and daughter, and why she kept their existence hidden for over fifty years to the extent that even Philip never met them. Philomena also deals with recent events in the continuing saga of Thin Lizzy, and the sad passing of her life-long partner Dennis. My Boy-The Philip Lynott Story, is an emotional rollercoaster that courageously confronts issues of drugs, single motherhood, emigration and adoption, and tells of Philomena's heart-warming re-rediscovery of the son and daughter she thought she'd never see again. As a special bonus, the new edition contains world exclusive interviews with Philip's half-brother Leslie James and his half-sister Philomena.

There is huge demand worldwide for the 25th Anniversary edition of My Boy so for more information on this exciting new edition contact Maeve in Hot Press on +353 (0)1 2411500 or

Jackie Hayden

Jackie's career has shifted between the record industry, the media and work in the education of people seeking careers in music. As Marketing Manager with CBS Ireland he signed U2 to their first record contract. In 1983 he became a director and General Manager of Hot Press. He was invited by the Irish government to serve on the Task Force, was appointed Chairman of a Committee to examine the International Marketing of Irish Music and set up the renowned MIX (Music Industry Xplained) course. Apart from both editions of My Boy – The Philip Lynott Story, he has written and edited several books on music and other topics. Now contributing editor to Hot Press, he is regularly invited by radio stations in Ireland and elsewhere to share his insights into the world of contemporary music.


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