On This Day

George Thorogood

Singer and Guitarist George Thorogood
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Profession: Singer and Guitarist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: The blues-rock guitarist George Thorogood became successful in the 1980s with his band George Thorogood and the Destroyers. Their debut album was released in 1977 and since then they have released over 20 and sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.

The band's biggest success came in 1982 with the album "Bad to the Bone". Some of their biggest hits include the title track "Bad to the Bone" and "Move It On Over". In 2017 Thorogood released his first-ever solo album "Party of One".

Born: February 24, 1950
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Age: 71 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Historical Events

  • 1982-09-17 "Bad to the Bone" single by George Thorogood and the Destroyers first released