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George Thorogood & The Destroyers

A blues-rock guitarist who draws his inspiration from Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor, and Chuck Berry, George Thorogood never earned much respect from blues purists, but he became a popular favorite in the early '80s through repeated exposure on FM radio and the arena rock circuit. Thorogood's music was always loud, simple, and direct -- his riffs and licks were taken straight out of '50s Chicago blues and rock & roll -- but his formulaic approach helped him gain a rather large audience in the '80s, when his albums regularly went gold.

Originally, Thorogood was a minor-league baseball player but decided to become a musician in 1970 after seeing John Paul Hammond in concert. Three years later, he assembled the Destroyers in his home state of Delaware; in addition to Thorogood, the band featured bassist Michael Lenn, second guitarist Ron Smith, and drummer Jeff Simon. Shortly after the Destroyers were formed, he moved them to Boston, where they became regulars on the blues club circuit. In 1974, they cut a batch of demos that were later released in 1979 as the Better Than the Rest album.

Within a year of recording the demos, the Destroyers were discovered by John Forward, who helped them secure a contract with Rounder Records. Before they made their first album, Lenn was replaced by Billy Blough. Thorogood & the Destroyers' eponymous debut was released in early 1977. The group's second album, Move It on Over, was released in 1978. The title track, a cover of Hank Williams' classic, was pulled as a single and it received heavy FM airplay, helping the album enter the American Top 40 and go gold. Its success led to MCA's release of Better Than the Rest, which the band disdained. In 1980, Ron Smith left the band and the group added a saxophonist, Hank Carter, and released its third album, More George Thorogood and the Destroyers.

Following the release of More George Thorogood, the guitarist signed with EMI Records, releasing his major-label debut, Bad to the Bone, in 1982. The title track of the album became his first major crossover hit, thanks to MTV's saturation airplay of the song's video. The album went gold and spent nearly a full year on the charts. Thorogood's next three albums after Bad to the Bone all went gold. Between Bad to the Bone and Thorogood's next album, 1985's Maverick, the Destroyers added a second guitarist, Steve Chrismar.

By the beginning of the '90s, Thorogood's audience began to decrease. None of the albums he released went gold, even though the title track from 1993's Haircut was a number two album rock hit. Despite his declining record sales, Thorogood continued to tour blues and rock clubs and he usually drew large crowds; subsequent efforts included 1997's Rockin' My Life Away, 1999's Half a Boy/Half a Man, Live in '99, 2003's Ride 'Til I Die, and 2006's The Hard Stuff. Thorogood returned to EMI/Capitol in 2009, releasing the bar band covers album The Dirty Dozen. Two years later, he continued the covers journey with 2120 South Michigan Ave., a tribute to Chess Records. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Live In Boston, 1982

1. House Of Blue Lights (Live 1982)

2. Kids From Philly (Live 1982)

3. I'm Wanted (Live 1982)

4. One Way Ticket (Live 1982)

5. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (Live 1982)

6. As The Years Go Passing By (Live 1982)

7. It Wasn't Me (Live 1982)

8. New Boogie Chillun (Live 1982)

9. Miss Luann (Live 1982)

10. Can't Stop Lovin' (Live 1982)

11. Move It On Over (Live 1982)

12. Wild Weekend (Live 1982)

13. Nobody But Me (Live 1982)

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Track List: Let It Rock (Radio Single)

1. Let It Rock

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Track List: Live At Montreux 2013

1. Rock Party

2. Who Do You Love?

3. Help Me

4. I Drink Alone

5. One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer

6. Cocaine Blues

7. Get a Haircut

8. Bad to the Bone

9. Move It On Over

10. Tail Dragger

11. Madison Blues

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cholbrook677
I saw George in the 80's, 90's and 00's. He blew the roof off each and every place. I remember seeing him in 1980's in Raleigh, NC. I went to my college class the next day and all I could hear was the ringing in my ears. I would pay to see him again if he played on the east coast. Thanks George for the great memories.
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George Thorogood is just bad to the bone I love this song One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer and this live album version kicks a** Lonesome George rock a**! Lord, she was lovey dubby! Rock on!
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DONT READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE. TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. DONT STOP reading BUT IF YOU IGNORE IT THEN YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK. PUT THIS ON 15 songs IN 143 MINS WHEN YOU ARE DONE PRESS THE SPACE BAR AND YOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTULLY WORKS
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George thorogood is f**king awesome
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Bonia Hubbard Lawrence Thompson been along time Billie Delaware home boys see you soon
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(Gold)
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Mother Humper! I freaking can't believe he was a Minor League Base Ball Player!!!!! Son of Gun! Hmm....
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jack.1235
Got no money for the rent,but lays it down at the bar?Now that's bad to the bone.
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jwdmh13
You owe it to yourself to see. Lonespomb
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Just saw him in Eugene, OR last week! Still rockin' like no other!
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You are the only Destroyers
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DOWN AND DIRTY, NOBODY DOES IT LIKE GEORGE
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k I love me some Wu, N.I.N., F.F.D.P., hell even Modest Mouse......b u t how George gets my body n soul rockn is second to none! F**K YEAH....WHOO O O O O O ! ! ! (HEAD ROCKN)
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I saw them in the 2000 and they rocked!!!��
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Don't get much better then George
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reyn9200
George is Awesome. Saw him at the State Theater in Portland Maine. Can you believe he just turned 65? Unbelievable !
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gotta love it !!
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Saw George in Las Vegas at the Big Blues Bender and he was GREAT... Still puts on an a**-kicking show - see him live if you get a chance !!
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admin642696
Just saw George in Harrisburg, PA last week. My brother (who went to school with George) and I went to the concert. He is still fabulous!! Saw him several years ago in Hershey. George may be a little older but he still rocks the house.
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George is the absolute best in concert. He gives you his all and lets you forget about your problems for a couple hours. Don't stop rockin' George!
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loudpipesflh
Great to blast while your tearing up the asphalt . On the hog
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stevet123452
best bar band in the world
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great song. So funny!
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veggiegirl17 0
I saw him in Lake Tahoe a couple years ago... he was great... Wish he would come back
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prime_pool
SAW HIM IN 2000 @ THE LOOK OUT IN SCARBS PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA GREAT GIG
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gorge 1968burchie@ G m a i l h e s g e a t y a !
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Nobody does it like George. He kicks a**!
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speed or thrash blues?? playing as fast as the Ramones on this album
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George live is great loved this song when I could drink bourbon and ginger
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warwick27
Playing at Rock, Ribs and Ridges...Aug u s t a NJ this Sunday...
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See him on Sunday June 22 in Webster, Ma Still kicking a** Butch webster, Maand I am 67
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I am 73,,still love it,but just drink bourbon now
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suzfrench3
Going to see him tonight and I am ready to rock!
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I've seen George live 4 times. Best venue for crowd and for his music was Hard Rock Cafe in Anaheim. Great show every time. I think he is more appreciated in other places like CA than he is in Delaware. But to me, it is always George Thorogood and The Delaware Destroyers.
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I was born in 84 lot of you out there might call me young but no when I hear good music Ask the bartender what time is it he said the clock on the wall says 3 o clock last call for alcohol
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fizedteach . I bet that Buddy Guy with George was better lol ::)
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fizedteach
I am going to see George with Buddy Guy on Friday. It is going to kick!
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George kisks a$$
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Bad to the bone.rock on.
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I only wish I had seen him live. I have loved this music ever since I was a small child. Rock on!
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christophers o n 9
Keene NH will never be the Same! Thanks George!
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Just saw him live 2 days ago (1st time several years ago). His personality & energy level are amazing, puts on a fabulous show. Love him, wish he came up this way more often.
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One live album? We need way more Thorogood on here!
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The best blues rocking ever!!!!
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Nobody does it like George
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Been a fan since 1980........ h a v e n ' t seen him live in a while but his music is still the sh!t!
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sugnim638
George is the man!!!
Saw him live a couple of weeks ago.
He still knows how to rock the house
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pebbho
Woohooo put Delaware on the map!!! Love One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer!
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I was born in 1974 my parents listened to George Thorogood all the time!!!!!
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woodhavenfsd
Remember him opening for the Stones in '81 in Buffalo - rocking the house in the pouring rain - 5 encores (40 minutes) before going off. Journey who followed him was thoughly booed.
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