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Pau Donés in 2017

Pau Donés Cirera (11 October 1966 – 9 June 2020) was a Spanish songwriter, guitarist and vocalist of the musical group Jarabe de Palo.

Biography

Early years

Born in Barcelona, Spain, Donés grew up in Barcelona.[1][2] He got his first guitar when he was 12 years old.

Along with his brother Marc, they set up their first group: J. & Co. Band, and afterwards Dentaduras Postizas.[3] For a while, he combined locals concerts in Barcelona with his job for an advertising agency.[4]

In 1996 he formed Jarabe de Palo, being La Flaca his first album.[5]

Health

On 1 September 2015 he had to cancel all his concerts after having an operation for colorectal cancer.[6][7] On 5 April 2016 he announced via Twitter that he had recovered from his illness. However, he had a relapse a year later.[8] He announced in October 2018 that he was to leave the music world indefinitely from January 2019. A year later, in April 2020, it was reported that Jarabe de Palo was recording a new album, Tragas o escupes, to be launched in September. However, its launch was moved forward to May 2020. He died from the disease on 9 June 2020, aged 53.[9]

Discography

  • 1996 - La flaca
  • 1998 - Depende
  • 2001 - De vuelta y vuelta
  • 2003 - Bonito
  • 2004 - 1 m²
  • 2007 - Adelantando
  • 2009 - Orquesta reciclando
  • 2011 - ¿Y ahora qué hacemos?
  • 2014 - Somos
  • 2015 - Tour Americano 14-15 (CD/DVD)
  • 2017 - 50 palos (10-03-2017)
  • 2020 - Tragas o escupes

Compiling

  • 2003 - ¿Grandes éxitos?
  • 2004 - Colección "Grandes"
  • 2005 - Completo, incompleto
  • 2006 - Edición 10º aniversario "La Flaca"

References

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