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Posts Tagged ‘Jah Wobble’

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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Died On This Date (January 22, 2017) Jaki Liebezeit / Drummer For Can

Posted by themusicsover on January 22, 2017

Jaki Liebezeit
May 26, 1938 – January 22, 2017

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Jaki Leibezeit was the founding drummer for the influential German avant-garde rock band, Can.  Initially performing free jazz during the early- to mid-’60s, Leibezeit moved more toward experimental rock when he co-founded Can in 1968.  Can incorporated elements of world music, psychedelic rock, jazz, and electronic, with Leibezeit providing the prominent drum beat along the way.  By doing so, Can helped build the foundation of Germany’s krautrock movement.  Over the years, they released several albums including two of their most popular, Tago Mago and Ege Bamyası. Outside of Can, Leibzeit collaborated with Jah Wobble, Depeche Mode and Brian Eno, to name a few.  Jaki Leibezeit was 78 when he died of pneumonia on January 22, 2017.

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