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The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

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By GUILLAUME SOUVANT

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Wow, huge shock & very sad. What an amazing voice Dolores had in her day

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Even though The Cranberries were often mocked for simplistic and some might say, naive, lyrics (especially on global smash "Zombie"), there was no denying the talent of this singer from Limerick.

Goodbye and thanks for the music, Dolores.

Way too young.

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Amazing talent and one of my favorites during the 90's. An amazing voice and I thought some pretty amazing music.

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one of my favorite singers from the 90s. the first time i heard linger i was immediately hooked on her voice. gonna lsiten to that song on repeat today. thanks for the song memories, dolores.

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Too young.

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In the 90s there was a fad for Irish things in the wake of the success of U2. This band, Hot House Flowers, Enya, Roma Downey, Riverdance, Irish dance, Corrs. Of all that just U2 and this band were my cup of tea. U2 is better but I liked the Cranberries too and Dolores had a nice voice. RIP DOLORES O'RIORDAN too young.

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April 1995, two months before my first stay in Japan, I watched them perform in Northern California. My boss at the time knew I was a big fan and he gave me two tickets with backstage passes as part of my "farewell". Front row for the show, and meet and greet with the band afterwards. One of the best moments on my youth. RIP Dolores.

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"You know I'm such a fool for you. You got me wrapped around your finger. Did you have to, did you have to, did you have to let it linger"

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In the 90s there was a fad for Irish things in the wake of the success of U2. This band, Hot House Flowers, Enya, Roma Downey, Riverdance, Irish dance, Corrs.

Would add The Pogues to your list.

Wasn't a fan of the Cranberries tbh (especially 'disliked' zombie, for whatever reason) but I recently saw an acoustic version of Dolores singing 'ode to my family' (on youtube) that was pretty cool. 46yo though :(

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Would add The Pogues to your list.

The Pogues and Enya long preceded any 90s Irish fad, as did Sinead O'Connor, and there are plenty of internationally appreciated Irish musicians/bands predating them, going all the way back to Van Morrison/Them in the mid-60s.

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Dreaming My Dreams was a great song too. She really did have a great voice.

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Starpunk's list made me remember The Proclaimers. What far flung corner of the Celtic world (by way of Motown) did they inhabit?

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No no no, I meant the Commitments. The fictional band within the movie.

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