In Memoriam: Sinéad O’Connor

On July 26, 2023, Irish musician and singer Sinéad O’Connor died at the age of 56.
Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor was born in Dublin on December 8, 1966. She grew up in difficult family circumstances
and lived for several years in a children’s home, which later made headlines due to scandals of violence and child abuse. Throughout her career, her childhood experiences led to controversial performances and publications. At 16, Sinéad O’Connor left the children’s home to study singing and piano. With her first band she got a record deal in 1983 and released her first album in 1987. Her international breakthrough came in 1990 with the album “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got” and the cover version of the Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U”, with which she reached the top of the charts in several countries.
Sinéad O’Connor, who belongs to the Irish alternative rock scene, released 10 studio albums and another eight albums of live recordings, 49 singles and 34 music videos. She has also collaborated with numerous well-known musicians, including Peter Gabriel, U2, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristoffersen, Elaine Paige, Willie Nelson and The Chieftains.