The Cranberries Biography

The Cranberries

rock band

Irish rock band that rocketed to fame with hit songs such as “Linger” (1993), “Zombie” (1994) and “Free to Decide” (1996). Brothers Mike and Noel Hogan, O'Riordan and Lawler—all friends from Limerick—formed the band in 1990 and signed with Island Records one year later. Their debut release, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993) went platinum. American and British audiences immediately took to the young quartet's mix of ethereal sounds—lead singer O'Riordan's voice is often compared to that of fellow Irish crooner Sinead O'Connor—and raw rock energy. Other albums include No Need to Argue (1994) and To the Faithfully Departed (1996).

Mike Hogan

Born: 4/29/1973
Birthplace: Ireland

Noel Hogan

Born: 12/25/1971
Birthplace: Ireland

Fergal Lawler

Born: 3/4/1971
Birthplace: Ireland

Dolores O'Riordan

lead singer, lyricist
Born: 9/6/1971
Birthplace: Ireland

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