George Thorogood at Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, Ontario
|Also known as||Lonesome George|
|Born||February 24, 1950 |
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
|Genre(s)||Blues, Blues-rock, Rock and roll|
|Years active||1974 – Present|
|Label(s)||EMI, Eagle, Rounder, MCA, CMC|
George Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is a blues-rock performer from Wilmington, Delaware. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States and is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Blues-rock is a hybrid musical genre combining Bluesy improvisations over the 12-bar blues and extended Boogie jams with Rock Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music The EMI Group is a British music company comprising the major record company EMI Music – which operates several labels and is based in Kensington in Eagle Records are a leading independent Record label. Also trading as " Eagle Rock Entertainment " Rounder Records, originally of Cambridge Massachusetts but now based in Burlington, is an Independent record label founded in 1970 by MCA Records was an American -based record company owned by MCA Inc CMC International is a Record label, a division of its parent label - Sanctuary Records. The Gibson ES-125 is an archtop, Hollow body electric guitar model that was produced by the Gibson Guitar Corporation. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Blues-rock is a hybrid musical genre combining Bluesy improvisations over the 12-bar blues and extended Boogie jams with Rock Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States and is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine He was raised on Clearview Avenue in Naamans Gardens, a suburb of Wilmington.
Thorogood's demo Better Than the Rest was recorded in 1974, and released it in 1979. In 1976 he recorded his debut album, the eponymous George Thorogood & The Destroyers with his band, The Destroyers (sometimes known as The Delaware Destroyers or simply GT and D) and issued the album in 1977. George Thorogood & The Destroyers is the self-titled debut album from George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Thorogood released his next album titled Move It On Over in 1978 with The Destroyers, which included the hit "Move It On Over". Move It on Over is the second album by George Thorogood & The Destroyers released by Rounder Records in 1978 Move It on Over is the second album by George Thorogood & The Destroyers released by Rounder Records in 1978 "Please Set A Date" and their remake of the Bo Diddley song "Who Do You Love" both followed in 1979. Bo Diddley ( December 30 1928 &ndash June 2 2008, born Ellas Otha Bates) was an original and influential American " Who Do You Love? " is a song written by Bo Diddley, (real name Ellas McDaniel) in 1956 Before devoting himself exclusively to music, Thorogood played semi-pro baseball. In the late 1970s, Thorogood played on a team in Delaware in the Roberto Clemente League which was created in 1976. He was the second baseman and was chosen rookie of the year in the league. Soon after this achievement, The Destroyers forced him to quit playing the sport. In the 1970s, George and the band were based in Boston.
George and the Delaware Destroyers were friends with Jimmy Thackery and the Nighthawks. Jimmy Thackery (born May 19 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Blues Singer and Guitarist. While touring in the 1970s, the Destroyers and the Nighthawks happened to be playing shows in Georgetown (DC) at venues across the street from each other. The Destroyers were engaged at The Cellar Door, the Nighthawks at Desperados. The Cellar Door was a music club at 34th and M Street in Washington D At midnight, by prior arrangement, while both bands played the same song ("Madison Blues") in the same key (E), George and Jimmy left their clubs, met in the middle of M street, exchanged guitar cables and went on to play with the opposing band.
George and the Destroyers are also notable for undertaking a rigorous touring schedule after appearing throughout the Rolling Stones tour in 1981. After two shows in Boulder, Colorado, George and his band flew to Hawaii and played for only one night. Boulder is a Home Rule Municipality that is the County seat and most populous city of Boulder County, Colorado, in the United States The State of Hawaii ( or həˈwaɪʔiː Hawaiian: Mokuāina o Hawaii) is a state in the United States located on an Archipelago in the The next night they appeared in Alaska for one show. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The following day the band flew to Washington State, met their roadies who had their Checker car and a truck, and continued a one show per state tour for all fifty states in exactly fifty nights. In addition, they played Washington, DC on the same day that they performed a show in Maryland.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Thorogood recorded some of his most well known works. "Bad to the Bone" was used frequently in television and the big screen. " Bad to the Bone " is a Blues -influenced rock song by George Thorogood and the Destroyers released in 1982 on the album of the same name Several appearances include Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the comedy Problem Child, John Carpenter's Christine, and during many episodes of the television sitcom Married with Children. Terminator 2 Judgment Day, commonly abbreviated as T2, is a 1991 action / Science fiction film directed co-written Problem Child is a 1990 Christine (also known as John Carpenter's Christine) is a 1983 Horror film about a supernaturally malevolent automobile and its effects on the teenager This track also was used during the intro to the movie "Major Payne". Major Payne is a 1995 film starring Damon Wayans. The film is a loose remake of the 1955 film The Private War of Major Benson The same song is also featured in the game Rock 'n Roll Racing. Rock N' Roll Racing is a battle- racing Video game developed by Silicon & Synapse (now known as Blizzard Entertainment) and published by It is also played during football pregame festivities at Mississippi State University. Mississippi State University is a Land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and Quincy Jones once said to Thorogood, "The three things important in a record is the tune, tune, and the tune". Quincy Delight Jones Jr (born March 14, 1933) also known as Q, is an American Music Impresario, conductor
A huge baseball fan for most (if not all) of his life, as well as playing minor league baseball as a catcher during the 1970s, when asked about his rigorous touring schedule - specifically his "50/50" Tour (50 states in 50 days) - his immediate response was "Well, it was in the off-season. George Thorogood & The Destroyers is the self-titled debut album from George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Move It on Over is the second album by George Thorogood & The Destroyers released by Rounder Records in 1978 Better Than the Rest is the third album by George Thorogood & the Destroyers and was released by MCA in 1979 More George Thorogood and the Destroyers is the fourth album released by George Thorogood & the Destroyers. Bad to the Bone is the 5th Studio album by the American Blues-Rock band George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Maverick is the fifth album by the band George Thorogood and the Destroyers. The Hard Stuff is a studio album by George Thorogood. It was released on May 30, 2006 on the Eagle Records label So, it was nothing. Didn't have to miss a single game. " He took his daughter to Chicago for her first major league game (Cubs vs. Rockies), during which he sang "Take Me Out To The Ball Game". With obvious excitement in his voice, he said, "I told her, 'You'll see a stadium where Babe Ruth called his shot, Ernie Banks hit his 500th home run, and Milt Pappas threw a no-hitter!'"