Joe Dolan

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Birthday
16, 1939
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Dec 26, 2007 (68)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1939
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Dec 26, 2007 (68)

About

One of Ireland's greatest singers of the showband era who recorded numerous hits over four decades and gained an international following.

Before Fame

His first and only job before his singing career was as a compositor for a local newspaper which he took on the same year he got his first guitar.

Trivia

He had wide appeal to heavily-Irish sections of Chicago, New York, and Boston in the U.S, and in the late 1970s became one of the first Western artists to be allowed into Soviet Russia.

Family Life

He never married and reportedly had a long-term relationship with Isabella Fogarty; there was however widespread speculation he was gay.

Associated With

His first single, released in 1964, was a cover of Del Shannon's B-side "The Answer to Everything."

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