lunes, 15 de enero de 2018

Muere Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan a los 46 años


Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan Burton (Ballybricken, Limerick, Irlanda, 6 de septiembre de 1971-Londres, Reino Unido, 15 de enero de 2018)​ fue una cantante irlandesa, conocida por ser la vocalista femenina de la banda de rock The Cranberries.
The Cranberries es una banda irlandesa de rock, formada en Limerick en 1989 bajo el nombre de The Cranberry Saw Us; más tarde cambiado por la vocalista Dolores O'Riordan. También es asociada con el rock alternativo, el post-punk y el rock celta.[cita requerida] The Cranberries saltó a la fama internacional en la década de 1990 con su álbum debut, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, que se convirtió en un éxito comercial y vendiendo más de cinco millones de copias en Estados Unidos. El grupo fue uno de los grupos de rock más exitosos de los 90 y vendió más de 14,5 millones de álbumes sólo en los Estados Unidos, mientras que a nivel mundial la cifra asciende a más de 40 millones de discos. La banda ha logrado cuatro álbumes top 20 en el Billboard 200 (Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?; No Need To Argue; To the Faithful Departed y Bury the Hatchet)​ y 20 sencillos en el puesto ocho de las lista de canciones alternativas.

Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan Burton (Ballybricken, Limerick, Ireland, September 6, 1971-London, United Kingdom, January 15, 2018) 1 was an Irish singer, known for being the female vocalist of the rock band The Cranberries
The Cranberries is an Irish rock band, formed in Limerick in 1989 under the name of The Cranberry Saw Us; later changed by the vocalist Dolores O'Riordan. It is also associated with alternative rock, post-punk and Celtic rock. [Citation needed] The Cranberries rose to international fame in the 1990s with their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can not We ?, which became a commercial success and sold more than five million copies in the United States. The group was one of the most successful rock groups of the 90s and sold more than 14.5 million albums in the United States alone, while worldwide the number amounts to more than 40 million albums. The band has achieved four top 20 albums on the Billboard 200 (Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can not We?, No Need To Argue, To the Faithful Departed and Bury the Hatchet) and 20 singles at number eight the list of alternative songs.

domingo, 14 de enero de 2018

Muere France Gall


Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne Gall, más conocida como France Gall (París, Francia, 9 de octubre de 1947-Neuilly-sur-Seine, 7 de enero de 2018), fue una popular cantante, actriz y modelo francesa. Desde su infancia la rodeó la música: su padre fue el letrista Robert Gall (autor de, entre otros, «La Mamma» para Charles Aznavour) y su madre Cécile Berthier era hija de Paul Berthier, cofundador del coro Los Pequeños Cantores de la Cruz de Madera. Esto hace que sea prima del guitarrista Denys Lablé y del compositor Vincent Berthier. Tiene dos hermanos mellizos mayores que ella llamados Claude y Patrice, que eran bajista y guitarrista respectivamente. En la primavera de 1963, Robert Gall, al darse cuenta de la buena voz de su única hija de entonces solo 15 años, la animó a grabar canciones y envió las pruebas al editor Denis Burgeois, con quien audicionó en el Teatro de los Campos Elíseos de París en julio. Le impresionó tanto su voz e imagen, que Burgeois la contrató de inmediato y la hizo firmar para la Phillips, donde Burgeois trabajaba como director artístico y donde trabajaba también el compositor Serge Gainsbourg, con el que Gall ganaría el festival de Eurovisión 1965. Este, que por entonces escribía para artistas franceses como Michèle Arnaud (quien también participó en el Festival de Eurovision 1956) y Juliette Gréco, aceptó la solicitud de Burgeois de componer para la joven France Gall. Gainsbourg a su vez hizo posible que Gall grabara con arreglos del músico de jazz Alain Goraguer.

Isabelle Gall, dite France Gall, née le 9 octobre 1947 dans le 12e arrondissement de Paris et morte le 7 janvier 2018 à Neuilly-sur-Seine, est une chanteuse française. Elle connaît de grands succès à partir du début des années 1960, remportant notamment en 1965 le premier prix au Concours Eurovision de la chanson avec le titre Poupée de cire, poupée de son, composé par Serge Gainsbourg. Par la suite, alors qu'elle connaît le succès en Allemagne, sa popularité s'estompe en France jusqu'à sa rencontre avec l'auteur-compositeur-interprète Michel Berger, qu'elle épouse en 1976. Elle enchaîne à nouveau les succès du milieu des années 1970 au début des années 1990, avec des chansons composées pour elle par Michel Berger (notamment La Déclaration d'amour, Si, maman si, Il jouait du piano debout, Résiste, Débranche, Diego libre dans sa tête, Babacar, Ella, elle l'a ou Évidemment). Marquée par la mort de son mari en 1992, des problèmes de santé et la mort de sa fille, elle quitte la scène musicale en 1997. Elle crée la comédie musicale Résiste en 2015.

Muere Ray Thomas


El flautista, vocalista y cofundador de The Moody Blues, Ray Thomas, ha muerto a los 76 años. Aunque no se ha dado una causa concreta para su fallecimiento, músico inglés batallaba desde 2013 contra el cáncer de próstata. Thomas fundó The Moody Blues en 1964 junto a Mike Pinder, Graeme Edge, Clint Warwick y Denny Laine. Dos años después, Justin Hayward y John Lodge reemplazaron a Laine y Warwick, orientando el sonido del grupo hacia el rock progresivo. La flauta de Ray Thomas jugó un papel esencial en el asentamiento del estilo del grupo, especialmente en su gran clásico, Nights in white satin, de 1967. Asimismo, Thomas contribuyó a un gran número de canciones de la banda, en algunas incluso como voz principal, tales como Legend of mind o And the tide rushed in. De una manera o de otra, participó en prácticamente todos los álbumes del grupo desde 1964 hasta 2002, año en el que se retiró oficialmente. Ray Thomas ingresará este año junto al resto de sus compañeros de grupo en el Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, un honor que le fue concedido el pasado mes de diciembre pero que no podrá disfrutar en la gala del 14 de abril en Cleveland.
                                  

Raymond Thomas (29 December 1941 – 4 January 2018) was an English musician, flautist, singer and composer in the UK rock band The Moody Blues. His flute solo on the band's 1967 hit single "Nights in White Satin" is regarded as one of prog rock's "defining moments." Thomas and Pinder then recruited guitarist Denny Laine, drummer Graeme Edge, and bassist Clint Warwick to form a new, blues-based band, The Moody Blues.Signed to Decca Records, their first album, The Magnificent Moodies, yielded a No. 1 UK hit (No. 10 in the US) with "Go Now". Thomas sang lead vocals on George and Ira Gershwin's "It Ain't Necessarily So" from the musical Porgy and Bess. His flute featured on three songs on the album—"Something You Got", "I've Got a Dream", and "Let Me Go"—as well as the single "From the Bottom of My Heart", When Warwick left the band (followed by Laine a few months later) he was briefly replaced by Rod Clark. Thomas then suggested his and Pinder's old bandmate John Lodge as a permanent replacement and also recruited Justin Hayward to replace Laine. With this line-up the band released seven successful albums between 1967 and 1972 and became known for their pioneering orchestral sound. Although they initially tried to continue singing R&B covers and novelty tunes, they were confronted over this by an audience member, and with their finances deteriorating they made a conscious decision to focus only on their own original material. Following the lead of Pinder, Hayward, and Lodge, Thomas also started writing songs. The first he contributed to the group's repertoire were "Another Morning" and "Twilight Time" on Days of Future Passed. The album is regarded a prog rock landmark, and Thomas’s flute solo on the single "Nights in White Satin" one of its defining moments. His flute would become an integral part of the band's music, even as Pinder started to use the Mellotron keyboard. Thomas has stated that a number of his compositions on the band's earlier albums were made in a studio broom closet, with Thomas writing songs on a glockenspiel. Hayward has spoken of Thomas's learning transcendental meditation in 1967, along with other members of the group. Thomas and Pinder both acted as the band's onstage MCs, as heard on the live album Caught Live + 5 and seen in the Live at the Isle of Wight Festival DVD. Thomas started to become a more prolific writer for the group, penning songs such as "Legend of a Mind"—an ode to LSD guru and friend of the band,Timothy Leary, and a popular live favourite—and "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume" for In Search of the Lost Chord, "Dear Diary" and "Lazy Day" for On the Threshold of a Dream as well as co-writing "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" with Hayward. The Moody Blues formed their own record label Threshold Records, distributed by Decca in the UK and London in the US, and their first album on the Threshold imprint was To Our Children's Children's Children, a concept album about eternal life. Thomas wrote and sang lead vocal on "Floating" and "Eternity Road". When the band began to realize that their method of heavy overdubbing in the studio made most of the songs very difficult to reproduce in concert, they decided to use a more stripped-down sound on their next album A Question of Balance, to be able to play as many songs live as possible. It was their second UK No. 1 album. Thomas wrote and sang "And the Tide Rushes In", reportedly written after having a row with his wife, and was credited with co-writing the album's final track "The Balance" with Edge, while Pinder recited the story.[25] The Moodies went back to their symphonic sound and heavy overdubbing with Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, their third UK No. 1 album, and Thomas wrote and sang "Our Guessing Game" and "Nice to Be Here", also singing a co-lead vocal with Pinder, Hayward and Lodge on Edge's "After You Came". All five members wrote "Procession".[26] The final album of the 'core seven' was Seventh Sojourn, their first album to reach No. 1 in the USA. By this time, Pinder had replaced his mellotron with the chamberlin, which produced orchestral sounds more realistically and easily than the mellotron. Thomas wrote and sang "For My Lady".[27]