Sunday, March 21, 2021

Joe Dolan [RIP] - Discography


Born: October 16, 1939 - Died: December 26, 2007

The son of a bicycle shop owner, Joe Dolan is one of the most successful vocalists in Ireland. The youngest of eight children, Dolan was born into a musical family. As a youngster, he often played washboard to accompany his sisters' singing. Leaving home after losing his father at the age of eight and his mother when he was 15, Dolan served an apprenticeship as a newspaper compositor for the Westmeath Examiner. Music, however, continued to attract Dolan's attention. After performing with his brother, Ben, on the dancehall circuit, he joined the Drifters Showband when he completed his apprenticeship in 1964. His first single, a cover of Del Shannon's "Answer to Everything," reached number four on the Irish charts. The only Irish singer to reach the Top Ten in the 1960s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and '90s, Dolan was a constant presence on the hit parade of the Emerald Isle. His many hits include "I Love You More and More Everyday," "My Own Peculiar Way," "Aching Breaking Heart," "Pretty Brown Eyes," "Tar and Cement," "The House with the Whitewashed Gable," "Love of the Common People," and "The Westmeath Bachelor." Scoring an international hit with "Make Me an Island," which topped the music charts of 14 countries, he went on to reach the European Top Ten in 1969 with such tunes as "Teresa," "You're Such a Good Looking Woman," "It Makes No Difference," and "Falling in Love."

1970 - The Best of Joe Dolan

1977 - Make Me an Island - The Pye Anthology

1981 - More and More


Aussie said...

thank you so much Ozzieguy for Joe Dolan great voice and great music
thank you from Aussie

Ozzieguy said...

Thank you Aussie and yes he had a fantastic voice and produced great music.
Hope that you enjoy the albums as much as I have over the years.
Best Wishes

Kenny 🍀 said...

Thank you so much for these albums Ozzieguy.. i seen Joe in Belfast just weeks before he passed on.. what a legend he was and still is..

Anonymous said...

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