Joe Dolan

Joe Dolan

Real Name:
Joseph Francis Robert Dolan
Born 16 October 1943, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
Died 26 December 2007

Dolan lost his parents at the age of 15 and he had to live with his brother. They started a band together, but that didn't work out and Joe later formed The Drifters Showband in 1964, in which he was the guitarist and lead singer. But he prefered to work solo. The same year he hit the Irish charts, reaching 4th place.

By 1969 he had gained an international breakthrough, with hit after hit scored all over Europe and in the USA. He toured through the U.K., Europe, Israel, South America, South Africa and was the first western artist to perform in Russia. He later toured North America. In the 90's he set up his own label: Gable Records and built his own recording studio in his hometown of Mullingar, Ireland.

Dolan died in December 2007 at Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, due to a suspected intracerebral hemorrhage.
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Joe Dolan Discography


GGL 0424 Joe Dolan And The Drifters* Joe Dolan And The Drifters* - The Answer To Everything (Album) Golden Guinea Popular Series GGL 0424 UK 1968 Sell This Version
NSPL 18319 Joe Dolan Make Me An Island (Album) Pye Records NSPL 18319 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
LDVS 17204 Joe Dolan You're Such A Good Looking Woman(LP, Album) Pye Records LDVS 17204 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2CP-18461 Joe Dolan Lady In Blue (Album) Pye Records 2CP-18461 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
PYA 20231 Joe Dolan Crazy Woman(LP, Album) Pye Records PYA 20231 Ireland 1976 Sell This Version
PYA 20325 Joe Dolan Midnight Lover (Album) Pye Records PYA 20325 France 1977 Sell This Version
NSPL 18538 Joe Dolan I Need You And Other Great Hits(LP, Album) Pye Records NSPL 18538 Ireland 1978 Sell This Version
EL - 4004 Joe Dolan Lady In Blue(LP) Impacto EL - 4004 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
NSPL 18611 Joe Dolan Turn Out The Light(LP, Album) Pye Records NSPL 18611 UK 1979 Sell This Version
101461 Joe Dolan More And More(LP, Album) Ritz Records 101461 UK & Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
HM 3 Joe Dolan Always On My Mind(LP) Harmac HM 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
HM 30 Joe Dolan This is My Life(LP, Album) Harmac Music Ltd. HM 30 UK & Ireland 1987 Sell This Version
HMCD 61 Joe Dolan Always Loved You(CD, Album) Harmac Music Ltd. HMCD 61 UK & Ireland 1990 Sell This Version
TRL 3507 Joe Dolan Yours Faithfully(LP, Album) Teal Records TRL 3507 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
KLP 150 Joe Dolan Here And Now(LP, Album) K-Tel KLP 150 UK & Ireland 1993 Sell This Version
ARCD009 Joe Dolan Can't Give Enough(CD, Album) Ainm Records ARCD009 Ireland 1994 Sell This Version
GABCD001 Joe Dolan Endless Magic(CD, Album) Gable Records GABCD001 Ireland 1997 Sell This Version
CD JOE 90, 07243 2 498069 Joe Dolan Joe's 90s(CD, Album) EMI Records Ireland Ltd., Lime Records CD JOE 90, 07243 2 498069 Ireland 1998 Sell This Version
CDJOE21 Joe Dolan 21St Century Joe(CD, Album) EMI Music Ireland, Lime Records CDJOE21 Ireland 1999 Sell This Version
PEG CD 319 Joe Dolan Sentimental And Blue(CD, Album) Pegasus PEG CD 319 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
CDHOME 1 Joe Dolan Home Grown(CD, Album) Emi CDHOME 1 UK & Ireland 2003 Sell This Version
CDJOE 2004 Joe Dolan Double 'O' Joe(CD + DVD) EMI Music Ireland CDJOE 2004 Ireland 2004 Sell This Version
CDJOE 06 Joe Dolan Let There Be Love(CD, Album) EMI CDJOE 06 UK & Ireland 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7N.15681 Joe Dolan And The Drifters Showband Joe Dolan And The Drifters Showband - The Answer To Everything / When You Say I Love You(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15681 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.17003 Joe Dolan And The Drifters* Joe Dolan And The Drifters* - Aching Breaking Heart (Single) Pye Records 7N.17003 Ireland 1965 Sell This Version

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