Luke Kelly

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Birthday
17, 1940
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jan 30, 1984 (43)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1940
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jan 30, 1984 (43)

About

Irish folk musician best known as the founder of the group The Dubliners. Some of their popular songs were Seven Drunken Nights and The Black Velvet Band.

Before Fame

He played Gaelic football and soccer before leaving school at age thirteen.

Trivia

He was diagnosed with a brain tumor after collapsing onstage in 1980.

Family Life

He spent his last eight years with his German partner, Madeleine Seiler.

Associated With

A 2005 documentary on his life called Luke Kelly: The Performer featured fellow Irish performers like Donovan.