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RIP, Dolores O’Riordan (January 15, 2018) The Cranberries

Posted by themusicsover on January 15, 2018

Dolores O’Riordan
September 6, 1971 – January 15, 2018

Photo by By Alterna2 http://www.alterna2.com – The Cranberries en Barcelona. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9773026

Dolores O’Riordan, who fronted the popular Irish alternative rock band, the Cranberries, died unexpectedly in a London hotel on January 15, 2018.  Cause of death of the 46-year-old was not immediately released.  Born in County Limerick, Ireland, O’Riordan was just five years old when she began singing, and by the time she was in her teens, she was writing her own music.  In 1990, O’Riordan responded to an ad by a band called The Cranberry Saw Us who were looking for a new singer following the departure of their original one. She got the job and the band soon changed its name to the Cranberries and signed to Island Records.  They went on to find critical and commercial success throughout the ’90s with such albums as Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We, No Need To Argue, and To The Faithful Departed.  After the band went on hiatus in 2003, O’Riordan recorded two solo albums and collaborated with the likes of Zucherro, Jam & Spoon, and Jah Wobble.

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