American musician, singer and songwriter from Wilmington, Delaware. His “high-energy boogie-blues” sound became a staple of 1980s rock radio, with hits like his original songs “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone”.
Born in the 1950s, he began his career in the 1970s. From the beginning, he performs with the band The Destroyers, which he founded with his school friend drummer Jeff Simon.
One of his biggest hits is “Bad to the Bone.” Many people associate this song with the bar scene in the movie “Terminator: 2.” However, this was not the only film in which it was used. We can hear it in a dozen or so others, as well as at numerous sporting events.
George and the band have released over twenty albums, many of which have earned the status of platinum and gold records. They constantly give concerts although in 2014 they celebrated their 40th anniversary.
For lovers of Thorogood’s style of play, the guitar maker Epiphone has created a special model Epiphone Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood White Fang ES-125TDC Outfit. The instrument modeled on the legendary ES-125 has a mahogany neck and a laminated maple body in white. It is a hollow body type construction, equipped with two P-90 pick-ups.
Studio albums recorded with the Destroyers
1977: George Thorogood and the Destroyers
1978: Move It on Over
1979: Better Than the Rest (recorded in 1974)
1980: More George Thorogood and the Destroyers
1982: Bad to the Bone
1988: Born to Be Bad
1991: Boogie People
1997: Rockin’ My Life Away
1999: Half a Boy/Half a Man
2003: Ride ‘Til I Die
2006: The Hard Stuff
2009: The Dirty Dozen
2011: 2120 South Michigan Ave.
2015: George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers
1986: Live (Platinum)
1995: Live: Let’s Work Together
1999: Live in ’99
George Thorogood – Solo Album
2017: Party of One
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