The Irish Times notes that the Cranberries were forced to cancel tour dates in 2017 due to O'Riordan's ill health; the band cited "medical reasons
associated with a back problem." O'Riordan had also been diagnosed as bi-polar in 2014."
Another truly great artist has left us... Rest in peace Dolores and may your voice live on forever for those who knew or heard you.
The song was written during The Cranberries’ English Tour in 1993, in memory of two boys, Johnathan Ball and Tim Parry, who were killed in an IRA
bombing in Warrington, England in February 1993.
Ball was three and Parry was twelve when two bombs placed inside cast-iron litter bins exploded in a Warrington high street, injuring dozens of
shoppers and killing the two young boys. The bombs had been placed by the IRA, a militant group that was determined to remove British troops from
The deaths of the two children ensured that the bombing received major media coverage, and a month later, thousands held a peace rally in Dublin in
response to the deaths.
"Another head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And the violence, caused such silence
Who are we mistaken?
Another mother’s breaking
Heart is taking over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken
It’s the same old theme
In your head, in your head, they’re still fighting
We've already lost so many...Bowie, Petty, Young, Prince....
I think sometime during the next decade, we're going to face a wave of loss. Most of our world class entertainers are in or near their 70s, like
Steven Tyler, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Brian May, Elton John, Brian Johnson, Joe Perry...
Met him a couple of times at local flea markets (decent and humble bloke), where he likes to hang out when he is over in France and off the touring
circuit, but, I must admit that for the past two years or so he has not been that active here...
His zimmer frame must be worth a fortune...
Quite a few celebrities who have purchased castles in the area where I live actually!
edit on 16-1-2018 by Lagomorphe because: I am crap
Normally celebrity deaths don't affect me. There have been three Robin Williams, David bowie and now Dolores O'riordan.
Growing up me and my father didn't have much in common. Most of our conversations were very dry and conversations about music was making fun of
each others tastes. I remember going somewhere with my dad i was around 13 or so. I remember hearing "zombie" for the first time. It was good music so
i fully expected dad to change the station, not to start humming along.
The cranberries and Dolores became our common ground and through the years we have found more and more and it all started with "zombie"
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