The Cure’s Robert Smith turns 60 today

He’s one of the most charismatic Rock frontmen of all time

The Cure’s Robert Smith turns 60 today

Robert Smith was born on April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, UK. He co-founded The Cure in 1976 and was also the lead guitarist for the band Siouxsie and the Banshees from 1982 to 1984. It was during that period that The Cure became one of the world’s most popular Rock bands. Their blend of Pop music with Post-Punk and New Wave, gave The Cure a reputation as one of the most dark bands of the 1980’s, however the band also had several upbeat hit songs throughout the decade. “Boys Don’t Cry”, originally released in 1979 and then re-issued in the 1980’s, was one of the band’s earliest and biggest hits. By 1987 they had reached the pinnacle of their career with the world tour for the album “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me”, a record that included their hits “Why Can’t I Be You?” and “Just Like Heaven”, which established them as one of the main forces on the Alternative Rock scene of the decade and one of the very few acts to successfully attract fans of different music styles. During the 1990’s the band kept attracting new audiences and fans. In 1990 their hit parade continued with “Lullaby” and in 1992 they scored another big hit with “Friday I’m In Love”. Throughout the years Robert Smith has also been involved in several side projects and formed many other bands less known. The Cure music has resisted well the test of time and the band as well as Smith, remain as popular and relevant in the present day as they did back in the 1980’s. Robert Smith turns 60 today.

Watch the full concert of The Cure live at Lollapalooza, 2013, where they revisit their career and perform some of their best and most memorable songs



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