Roger Taylor, the founding member and drummer of the phenomenal rock band Queen, has commemorated the rock n’ roll legend Phil Lynott on his birthday by sharing a rare picture which was taken of themselves years ago.

The iconic drummer Taylor took Instagram to celebrate the birthday and recall the legendary musician other than Freddie Mercury. Roger Taylor has posted a photo of himself posing together with the Irish singer Phil Lynott who died on 4 January 1986, at the age of 36.

Lynott, whom Taylor called as a great loss to rock n’ roll, was a founding member of Thin Lizzy. He was known for his imaginative lyrical contributions including working-class tales and numerous characters drawn from personal influences and Celtic culture. He fronted several bands as a lead vocalist, including Skid Row alongside Gary Moore, before learning the bass guitar and forming Thin Lizzy in 1969.

Following Thin Lizzy, Lynott increasingly suffered drug-related problems, particularly addiction to heroin. In 1985, he had a final chart success with Moore, ‘Out in the Fields‘, followed by the minor hit ‘Nineteen’, before his death in 1986. He died of pneumonia and heart failure due to septicemia, and in 2005, a statue in his memory was erected in Dublin.

Here is what Roger Taylor said in his recent Instagram post about Phil Lynott:

“Happy birthday dear Phil Lynott. A great loss to rock n roll. Rog.”

You can see the post below.