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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. 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. For a while, he combined locals concerts in Barcelona with his job for an advertising agency.

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

Health

On 1 September 2015 he had to cancel all his concerts after having an operation for colorectal cancer. On 5 April 2016 he announced via Twitter that he had recovered from his illness. However, he had a relapse a year later. 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.

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"
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