Liam Clancy of The Clancy Brothers passed away on this day in 2009 at the age of 74. Liam was the youngest and last surviving member of the famous folk group. Liam’s membership in the group was essential. He was considered their best singer. Bob Dylan once called him the greatest ballad singer ever. Liam and The Clancy Brothers were very famous in both Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S., selling out Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall.